CALA Homes (West) has secured planning consent for the build of a new housing development in Kirkintilloch.
It will bring a total of 228 homes – including 160 private properties ranging from one-bedroom cottage flats, three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached homes to five-bedroom villas – at the site in Fauldhead.
The remaining 68 plots will be allocated to deliver ‘much-needed’ affordable homes which are to be developed in partnership with Kirkintilloch-based Hillhead Housing Association.
Recognising the benefits of the outdoors to the mental health and wellbeing of local communities, Cala has prioritised green space throughout the site. It will establish three new ponds, plant hundreds of new trees and over 4,000 sqm of hedgerow planting that complements the character of the surrounding area.
The development is located adjacent to Woodilee Village and encourages active travel through a network of new footpaths. CALA said this includes providing the ‘missing link’ between the Woodilee Village South footpath and the Luggie Water footpath, which supports healthy lifestyle choices.
Ian Conway, strategic projects director at Cala Homes (West), said, “As part of our commitment to creating sustainable and inclusive communities, we have closely consulted with East Dunbartonshire Council and the local community – and we will continue to do so as this development progresses.
“We have proactively incorporated several features such as bat, bee and bird boxes to complement the new planting that will boost the biodiversity of the site which we believe will truly establish a vibrant new community for all. The latest planning consent is a positive milestone for our continued investment in East Dunbartonshire and across the West of Scotland.
“We look forward to contributing further to the local economy through the creation of construction jobs, the delivery of much needed private and affordable homes and the economic activity of residents.”