Taylor Wimpey gets green light to deliver 132 new homes at Ratho Station

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has secured a Resolution to Grant detailed planning permission from the City of Edinburgh Council for 132 new homes at West Mains in Ratho Station.

Situated on land off Hillwood Gardens, towards the eastern boundary of Ratho Station, this 11.33-acre site is identified for housing in the adopted second Edinburgh Local Development Plan (LDP2) and it will positively contribute to the village of Ratho Station through the creation of a well-connected place to live.

Overlooking Ratho Station Park, Lauder Grove will deliver a range of one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two, three, four and five-bedroom homes ensuring that it appeals to a wide range of buyers.

There will also be a provision of 25% much needed affordable one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two and three-bedroom homes within the development.

As part of the latest 2016 Scottish Building Regulations and to contribute towards Scotland’s carbon reduction plan, the roofs of all homes at Lauder Grove will be fitted with Photovoltaic panels. This will allow homeowners to generate some of their own electricity from the sun’s energy for use in their home.

The development also embraces some key design principles which includes retaining existing woodland located on the fringe of the development where practicably possible including along Glasgow Road, and investment in Ratho Station Park aims to improve its landscaping to create a new focal area. New footpaths and cycle routes will also enhance the overall appeal of the park and encourage more people to use it, while also ensuring the new community at Lauder Grove can connect with the surrounding existing local area and its amenities.

Section 75 discussions are ongoing with the local authority, which when concluded will see Taylor Wimpey East Scotland make community contributions of over £1.8 million towards education and transport.

As well as a choice of stylish and high-quality family homes, this development at Ratho Station will also provide a range of economic benefits for the local area that includes supporting around 40 jobs per year of construction and the attraction of new customers to local businesses.

Pauline Mills, land & planning director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said: “We are delighted to confirm that a Resolution to Grant detailed planning permission has been secured for our development of new homes at Lauder Grove in Ratho Station.

“Ultimately this will allow us to bring forward a development that offers buyers a great choice of new homes, and it also marks our commitment, investment and strong track record of delivering excellent quality developments of family homes across the local area. We will keep the local community informed of our next steps.”

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