Firm progresses house build plans

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland general streetscape

TAYLOR Wimpey East Scotland has confirmed that it has acquired land off Yosemite Park in the Hallhill area of Dunbar for the build of 245 new homes and apartments.

Pre-construction and enabling works to begin the delivery of the Belhaven Way development are scheduled to start on September 12, the firm confirmed.

It will provide two-bedroom apartments, as well as two, three, four, and five bedroom homes. Affordable propities, of which make up 25% of the development, will comprise a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, one and two-bedroom cottages, and two and three bedroom terraced houses, and four-bedroom bungalows.

The development will also deliver a range of community benefits such as land and financial contributions towards a new sports pitch to the west of Lochend Primary School, over £1 million in education contributions, and a number of local transport and pedestrian footpath improvements.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said, “We are so pleased to have acquired the land off Yosemite Park, which cements our commitment to Dunbar. It will also complement our previous local developments in the Hallhill area of this popular East Lothian town.

“As well as an impressive range of new homes, our development will provide a range of economic benefits for the local Dunbar and wider East Lothian area which includes supporting around 857 jobs during 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.

“Pre-construction work will get underway from Monday 12 September 2022 with a programme of enabling work ahead of full construction starting early next year. We will keep the local community informed of our progress, and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience our work may cause to the local community or our immediate neighbours.”

Elsewhere in the Taylor Wimpey group, Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has submitted an approval of matters specified in conditions application to Renfrewshire Council for the provision of 233 new homes.

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland typical streetscape

Proposed for land off Craigton Drive in Dargavel Village, Bishopton, the firm said it extends its commitment to playing its role in the delivery of the masterplan vision for Dargavel Village, which already includes the provision of a new primary school, a new village square, a retail and leisure hub, as well as a new junction off the M8 motorway and a park/ride to support Bishopton train station. 

The site is already identified for housing within the Dargavel Village masterplan and the development represents a ‘continued and significant’ investment in the local area by Taylor Wimpey West Scotland. It will deliver two, three, four, and five bedroom homes in a variety of styles from Taylor Wimpey’s Scottish and Caledonian house types.

As well as the associated infrastructure needed for a development of this nature, the proposed design for this part of the masterplan includes an entrance feature, a central open space with an informal play area, and pockets of green space throughout. New pedestrian and cyclist priority routes will also provide access to the wider development as well as access along and over the Cordite Burn. 

Caroline Proctor, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said, “We are pleased to confirm that we have made our AMSC application for the development of land off Craigton Drive within Dargavel Village, Bishopton. This continues our support of this major regeneration project in the west of Scotland that is transforming the local area into a thriving new community. 

“As well as an impressive range of new homes, our proposed development would contribute to a range of economic benefits for the local Renfrewshire area including jobs, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses, and we look forward to positive discussions with the local authority in order to progress matters. 

“We believe this development will complement our other successful developments at Dargavel Village. We hope to be able to provide a continuous build programme from our existing development, which continues to be a popular choice with a wide range of buyers.”