CALA breaks ground at Milton of Campsie

CALA Homes (West) has commenced a new housing development at Birdston Road on the southern edge of Milton of Campsie.

The Fin Glen development – which comprises 43 detached homes – will be constructed to complement the area’s existing features on a 3.2 hectare site to the north of Lillyburn Nursing Home.

It follows a positive planning decision from East Dunbartonshire Council in November last year after the site was allocated for residential development within the adopted Local Development Plan.

The collection of homes will be designed to CALA’s new Light & Space specifications and will range from four-bedroom properties at 1,439 sq ft to five-bedroom properties spanning 2,225 sq ft, all of which will enjoy generous garden space.

Across the development, three areas of open space will be created, presenting a series of ‘pocket parks’ and links into the core path network, while fresh tree planting will take place, bringing to life a carefully considered new community within the town.

Community benefits that are set to result from the development include a new play area incorporated within the development, and footpath links to the wider area. A financial contribution is also being made to East Dunbartonshire Council towards education.

A further 14 affordable homes are also to be developed at Fin Glen, which will be built by CALA and managed by Link Housing Association.

Graham McNeil, land director for CALA Homes (West), said: “The Fin Glen development is a key part of our activity in 2018 and we’re very pleased to be starting work on the development.

“We’re also delighted to be introducing our new Light & Space range to Milton of Campsie, with its high spec design offering the best in contemporary living.

“We believe that the site’s natural containment and great accessibility will help make Fin Glen a very attractive place to live, while our track record of successfully delivering high quality neighbourhoods in East Dunbartonshire, including Bearsden and Lenzie, makes us a good fit for realising the site’s fantastic potential.

“Once completed, these luxury homes will benefit from Milton of Campsie’s beautiful scenery, stunning countryside, and easy access to Glasgow, allowing residents to enjoy a great mix of countryside and rural living.”

Graham added: “CALA is committed to delivering sustainable developments, maximising the use of land and natural resources while minimising impacts on the environment – and we are certain that our Fin Glen homes will blend seamlessly into the existing community.”

The Fin Glen showhome is due to be completed by autumn 2018 with completion of the development scheduled for 2020.