Land acquired to allow pre-construction and enabling works at Ratho Station development

HOUSEBUILDER Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has acquired land to build 132 new homes at its Lauder Grove development, on land off Hillwood Gardens towards the eastern boundary of Ratho Station.

The company added that, as part of the pre-construction and enabling works for this project, a programme of archaeological investigations and tree felling will commence shortly.

Taylor Wimpey said Lauder Grove ’embraces some key design principles’ including the retention of existing woodland on the fringe of the development where practicably possible including along Glasgow Road, and the investment in Ratho Station Park aims to improve landscaping to create a new focal area. New footpaths and cycle routes have also been tipped to enhance the appeal of the park.

A secondary active travel access will also eventually be provided from Hillwood Rise for use by pedestrians, cyclists and scooter users, as well as allowing for emergency only access to the development.

Lauder Grove will comprise a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two, three, four and five-bedroom homes. There will be provision of 25% affordable one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two and three-bedroom homes.

The project is expected to support around 40 jobs per year of construction.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said, “We are so pleased to have acquired the land at Hillwood Gardens in Ratho Station, which will allow our team to begin our programme of pre-construction and enabling work to provide 132 new homes. As one of the largest housebuilders in the UK, we are committed to building more than homes and making sure that we add social, economic and environmental value to the wider communities that we operate in.”