Public to have a say on proposed new Ratho residential development

PROPOSALS by Tarmac for a residential-led development on land including the former cement works to the west of Baird Road, Ratho, are set to go on display to the public.

Pending planning consent, the Bairdview development will provide a 56-acre site with around 300 homes. A 60-bed care home and retirement housing for the village are also outlined in the plans.

Tarmac said it intends to bring forward a Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) application in relation to the partially brownfield site for the mixed-use development.

The organisation said that delivering a ‘high-quality, low carbon sustainable development’ at Bairdview will ‘re-balance’ the village to the north of the Union Canal with local amenities, a green network of parks and woodland and a central hub of enhanced community facilities. The proposals have been aligned with the new City Plan 2030.

The development would also provide scope for the expansion of Ratho Primary School and public realm, landscape and active travel improvements at the northern gateway to the village.

The development has also been designed to support the ’20-minute neighbourhoods’ principle, whereby places designed so that residents can meet their daily needs within a short distance from their home.

Consultations have been ongoing with Ratho Community Council and local stakeholder groups. Tarmac said it aims to bring forward a wider place plan for Ratho and has indicated that the community could receive a share of any land capture uplift from the development in the form of a unilateral obligation.

On Wednesday 1 December between 4pm and 8pm, the development team will be available at to answer questions through a system as part of a digital consultation.  Proposals are available to view online now.

A representative for Tarmac said, “We’re excited to be giving the local public the chance to view exciting proposals for Bairdview. The development would bring significant environmental, social and economic benefits to the local community for existing and future generations in the medium to long term.

“These proposals will greatly assist in the regeneration and expansion of this part of the city, and we are consulting extensively to ensure that people from across the local area have an opportunity to input their views and shape our ambitious proposals. We encourage all interested parties to speak to the team on 1 December and to put any questions you have to them.”