Plans submitted for Newton Farm retail development


CRUCIBLE Developments has announced it has submitted plans for a new town centre development at Newton Farm in Cambuslang.

Newton Farm forms part of the multi-million pound development in Newton Village, to build over 2,000 new homes, two primary schools, a park and ride hub, plus a new purpose-built neighbourhood retail centre.

Over 1,200 houses have already been completed with further phases due for release shortly.

The retail proposals, submitted to South Lanarkshire Council, include 15 retail units totalling 22,000 sq ft and will be anchored by a supermarket and a gym. Pre-lets have already been secured for the supermarket and four of the smaller units for uses including a coffee shop, a barbers, a pharmacy, and a beauty salon.

Crucible said the retail parade will be built to a ‘high-quality, modern specification’ and benefit from 130 car parking spaces along with motorcycle and cycle parking facilities. Electric vehicle charging points are also proposed. There will be a pedestrian avenue to the front of the units and landscaping will finish the development off.

Caroline Proctor, land & planning director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said, “We are pleased to see this application being made for what will form a key milestone in the delivery of the Newton Farm masterplan. We are confident that current and future homeowners at Newton Farm will welcome the proposed addition of the retail area which will allow them to enjoy the convenience of a range of services on their doorstep.”

Michael Smart of Crucible Developments added, “We are delighted to be working with Taylor Wimpey to bring forward these exciting proposals for Newton’s retail centre. We have had encouraging levels of interest in the development from a number of occupiers and believe the remainder of the units will secure pre-let interest in early course.”