Work to begin on 60-home Linlithgow site

WORK on a new 60-home Linlithgow development comprising both private and affordable homes is set to start later this week.

Preston Glade will see Cala Homes (East) build properties at a 6.2-hectare site to the south west of the town. The housebuilder has written to direct neighbours, continuing dialogue from a consultation which saw the developer work with planning officers and the local community to identify the optimal site entrance and access routes.

Cala revealed it will be working to an approved Construction Method Statement, which details access and egress, and the monitoring of dust.

Gillian Tait, planning & design land director with Cala Homes (East), said, “The site start is always an important milestone for us. Preston Glade will bring to market spacious and efficient homes that are in demand and boost supply throughout the market.

“As we’ve seen through our work building and handing over affordable homes at Queenswood there is a sizeable shortfall – and we know that a further 15, including bungalows, at this location will be timely.

“While we look forward to creating these homes, we recognise how imperative it is that the neighbouring community is kept in the loop throughout. Having a development on the doorstep can have its challenges, so the onus is on our teams and subcontractors to be considerate and responsible throughout.”

The development follows the final reservation at Cala’s nearby Queenswood project to the east of Linlithgow. All private homes in the site achieved A-rating Energy Performance Certificate, thanks to the adoption of smart hot water tanks, PV panels and enhanced insulation. This site will be the same, with the added benefit of electric vehicle charging points across selected plots.

Preston Glade will include a mix of one to five-bedroom homes, including cottage flats, bungalows, terraced homes and detached properties. It will also contain communal green space, including 3,600 square metres of open space adjacent to Deanburn Road.

Cala hopes to launch the development to market in spring 2023 with the first completions anticipated late summer 2023.