Company secures land for next phase of Winchburgh development

A typical Taylor Wimpey East Scotland street scene

LAND has been acquired for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland’s next development of homes in Winchburgh, West Lothian.

Located near Beatlie Road in the village, the land is expected to deliver 190 new homes and forms part of the wider Winchburgh masterplan – which will see at least 3,800 homes built, improved transport links, and new schools.

The masterplan also provides new outdoor spaces and amenities that include a new canal marina, new Auldcathie District Park, and a new motorway junction which is currently under construction.

Seton Rise will sit on the land recently acquired, and will be made up of two, three, four, and five-bedroom private homes, as well as 19 affordable homes in a mix of two and three-bedroom terraced homes.

Taylor Wimpey said that the location is ‘ideally situated’ to appeal to a wide range of buyers within the overall masterplan vision for Winchburgh, with it offering the ‘perfect’ balance of quiet rural life but with the convenience of Edinburgh close by.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said, “We are delighted to have acquired the land to deliver our Seton Rise development, and we are looking forward to continuing to play our part in the delivery of the Winchburgh masterplan. 

“Once planning approval has been secured, as well as an impressive range of new private and affordable homes, Seton Rise will provide a range of economic benefits for the local Winchburgh area which includes supporting over 160 jobs per year of construction, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses from those who choose to live in one of the new homes this development aims to deliver.” 

John Hamilton, chief executive at Winchburgh Developments Ltd, added, “This latest acquisition by Taylor Wimpey is another vote of confidence in Winchburgh. Throughout the project we’ve been building on the strengths of the existing community, not just building houses. Taylor Wimpey’s Seton Rise will coincide with the completion of a range of fantastic local facilities and amenities that will appeal to new residents looking to settle in a strong community.”