330 new homes planned for Whitlawburn
Plans have been lodged to build 330 homes in Whitlawburn as part of a £42 million housing-led regeneration project.
CCG (Scotland) Ltd, the construction and manufacturing group appointed to build the new homes, has submitted a planning application in partnership with hub South West for 330 mixed-tenure homes to replace 380 existing flats, with 230 homes for rent and 100 homes for sale.
If planning permission is secured, the rented homes to be delivered on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council and West Whitlawburn Housing Cooperative will include one and two bedroom flats; two, three and four bedroom houses; cottage flats and bungalows. A proportion of the flats, bungalows and ground floor cottage flats are to be to an amenity standard suitable for elderly residents.
Executive director of housing and technical resources, Daniel Lowe, said: “A masterplan for the area was developed after extensive consultation with the local community over a number of years. A key aim of the masterplan is to create a distinctive and attractive residential development with streetscapes that deliver a seamless, integrated connection between homes for rent and sale and which carefully connects Whitlawburn into surrounding communities.”
Paul Farrell, West Whitlawburn Housing Cooperative director, said: “West Whitlawburn Housing Cooperative is delighted to be part of such an innovative, exciting and hugely important project for the Whitlawburn area. The vision that South Lanarkshire Council is displaying for the future of East Whitlawburn is very impressive.
“We have been enthused by the council’s drive, ability and commitment to make this mammoth partnership project work successfully.
“The project will substantially and significantly improve the residential environment for all concerned.”