CALA breaks ground on new homes in Bearsden

CALA Homes (West) has commenced its new housing development at Birnam Crescent in Bearsden.

The development of 20 homes is being constructed on an area of land on Bearsden’s eastern periphery that was previously allocated for housing in the Local Development Plan (LDP).

It follows a positive planning decision from East Dunbartonshire Council in December last year for CALA’s vision of a sustainable development with high quality design principles.

It is expected that the new homes, which include 15 five-bedroom detached properties, will provide much-needed family accommodation in the area.

A further five homes – ranging from two to three-bedrooms – will comprise the affordable element of the site and have been earmarked as mid-market rent properties that will be managed by Link Group.

Graham McNeil, land director for CALA Homes (West), said: “We are delighted to now be progressing our plans for Birnam Crescent.

“We want to create a well-integrated place of distinction and enduring quality that will strengthen this part of Bearsden, so it’s great to begin in earnest in what we believe is an area that’s already well-suited to residential development.

“These homes, which will meet market demand from families, will also enjoy the advantage of fantastic views southward to the open countryside.

“The new open space created in the centre of the development will provide amenity space for new residents and connect the existing and new neighbourhoods by an east to west footpath link. This will provide local access through the site to the existing woodland area to the east.

“Given previous successes in Bearsden and the popularity of our current development at Kilmardinny, we are confident that this mix of high quality homes will attract strong market interest.”

Ross Martin, chair of Link Group Ltd, said: “We are pleased to have been supported by the Scottish Government and East Dunbartonshire Council to enable the provision of these new, high quality homes in Bearsden, further demonstrating the breadth of Link’s area of operation across Scotland’s housing demographic.”

A CALA showhome launch is expected in late autumn.

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