Planning permission for 486 new homes in East Kilbride

Castle Gardens - MaxwellTaylor Wimpey West Scotland has secured detailed planning consent from South Lanarkshire Council for 486 new homes in East Kilbride.

The 61 acre site on land off Shields Road at Benthall Farm is allocated for housing in the South Lanarkshire Local Development Plan, and will allow Taylor Wimpey West Scotland the opportunity to deliver a range of new homes with a choice of three bedroom semi-detached, as well as three and four bedroom detached homes.

The development will also include an equipped play area, as well as substantial open space for the general enjoyment of the community.

An agreement is in place with South Lanarkshire Council to provide a total of 124 affordable homes, with an allocation of land to deliver 62 of these properties within the Benthall Farm development in the future.

A Section 75 Agreement with the local authority will also see Taylor Wimpey West Scotland make contributions of approximately £3.4 million towards education, community and off-site road infrastructure upgrades.

The Benthall Farm development will provide a range of economic benefits for the local East Kilbride area that includes supporting around 40 jobs per year of construction and the attraction of new customers to local businesses.

David Blair, major projects director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: “We are delighted to confirm that detailed planning consent has been granted for our development of new homes off Shields Road at Benthall Farm in East Kilbride. This consent will allow us to bring forward a development that offers buyers a great choice of new homes.

“This planning consent also marks our ongoing commitment, investment and strong track record of delivering excellent quality developments of family homes in South Lanarkshire, and it follows the successful launch of our Annsfield Farm development in Hamilton earlier this year and our on-going delivery of the Community Growth Area at Newton, Cambuslang.”

A programme of significant pre-construction works is due to start on-site in early 2017. It is anticipated that work on the range of three and four bedroom family homes will begin in the spring of next year, with the first new homes targeted to go on sale in summer 2017.

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