Taylor Wimpey secures detailed planning consent for Hamilton development

TAYLOR Wimpey West Scotland has secured an approval of matters specified in conditions planning consent for the build of 203 new homes on land off Meikle Earnock Road in Hamilton.

Planning permission in principle has already been secured in principle for the development, with it offering a mix of two and three bedroom terraced and semi-detached properties, as well as four and five bedroom detached homes.

The design of the development will follow the agreed design principles already set out in plans which will see upgrades to Meikle Earnock Road – including continuation of the bus route and a new footpath network allowing access to the adjacent woodland and open space.

Further to this, the firm said the development will also benefit from the delivery of ‘key’ infrastructure as part of the masterplan vision for the area such as further upgrades to Meikle Earnock Road, and there are play areas provided within other parcels of the masterplan development. 

Colin Blair, technical director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said, “We are delighted to confirm that we have secured our AMSC planning consent for the development of land off Meikle Earnock Road in Hamilton.

“This development represents a significant and continued investment in the local area by Taylor Wimpey West Scotland and a return to Hamilton for our business. The delivery of 203 private new homes forms a key part of the Brackenhill Farm area masterplan, which was granted Planning Permission in Principle in May 2017, and we look forward to progressing this development later in the year. 

“As well playing our part in the delivery of new homes within the Brackenhill Farm masterplan, our development would 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.” 

Meanwhile, the housebuilder has also announced the launch of a public consultation ahead of its submission of a planning application to South Lanarkshire Council to provide a residential development on land at the former Larkhall Academy.

The development would see the delivery of around 200 two, three and four-bedroom homes – of which, the firm said 25% would be affordable with the breakdown of accommodation subject to discussions with the local authority.

The proposal also includes plans for associated roads, footpaths and the transport infrastructure required to support a development of this nature, as well as landscaping, children’s play equipment and ancillary engineering works associated with residential development.

Ahead of the application, the project design team will host an online public consultation event on Friday 25 February 2022 between 3.00pm-7.00pm.

Caroline Proctor, land & planning director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, commented, “Our online public consultation event is an important part of our community engagement strategy for any new development, because it allows us to discuss our development proposals for a local area with key stakeholders and members of the community. 

“The online public consultation event for the residential development on land at the former Larkhall Academy on Friday 25 February 2022 will give us the opportunity to understand and consider the views from as many stakeholders as possible as the project team develops the proposal for the land at the former Larkhall Academy.

“I would like to take this opportunity to encourage the local community to engage with us online to share their views so that we may consider these as development proposal evolves.”