New Coatbridge homes a step closer following detailed planning consent

TAYLOR Wimpey West Scotland’s plans to build 188 new homes in Coatbridge have received a boost after the housebuilder secured an Approval of Matters specified in Conditions (AMC) from North Lanarkshire Council.

The development on land off Carnbroe Road will provide a mix of two and three-bedroom terrace and semi-detached, as well as four-bedroom detached homes.

Calder Wynd is part of a wider masterplan which already has Planning Permission in Principle (PPP), and Taylor Wimpey’s detailed planning consent confirms the details of the housing mix, landscaping and building materials that will be delivered.

The development has been described as maximising the latest Scottish Government Planning Policy for Designing Streets. These designs give priority to pedestrians through the use of shared surfaces and home zones to create natural areas of focus.

The project will also include delivery of infrastructure as part of the masterplan vision for the area including the newly upgraded Carnbroe Road, which will allow access to local cyclepaths and walkways. Within the development there are plans for a playpark as well as additional pockets of open space.

Colin Blair, technical director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said, “We are delighted to confirm that we have secured our detailed planning consent for the development of land off Carnbroe Road, Carnbroe near Coatbridge. This development will cement our much-anticipated return to the surrounding Coatbridge area, and represents a significant and continued investment in North Lanarkshire by Taylor Wimpey West Scotland.

“Calder Wynd will provide 188 new homes at Carnbroe and our development will form a key part of a wider masterplan vision for the area, and we look forward to starting our programme of pre-construction works later this year and we will keep the local community updated on our plans to do so.

“As well playing our part in the delivery of new homes, our development will provide a range of economic benefits for the local area which includes supporting over 160 jobs per year of construction, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses.”