Taylor Wimpey lodges Kilmacolm planning application

An application for planning permission in principle for new private and affordable homes in Kilmacolm has been submitted by Taylor Wimpey West Scotland.

The site is adjacent to an established residential area, bounded to the east by Finlaystone Road and to the south by Quarry Road. The housebuilder said the development would have minimal impact on the setting of the village.

The proposals will include a mix of new homes, with a specific focus on two and three bedroom, as well as the associated open space and infrastructure.

Two major community engagement events held in June and August highlighted a clear desire for new homes in the village, especially for first-time-buyers and those looking to downsize. Sustainable living will also be encouraged by making walking and cycling an easy first choice.

A generous amount of greenspace within the plans offers opportunities for play, walking and running, as well as visual amenity.

Lesley McVeigh, strategic land and planning manager for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be submitting this planning application, which followed extensive community engagement, and aims to deliver a vibrant and sustainable residential development.

“We are aware, from the consultation undertaken, that there is a clear demand for new homes in Kilmacolm, especially for those looking to downsize and first-time buyers. There are many from Kilmacolm who want to stay in the village but are not currently able to do so due to a shortage of appropriate housing. We have worked hard to address their needs and also provided 25 per cent affordable housing.

“Within our business we seek to do much more than build homes; we strive to make a positive contribution to both local communities and the local area.”

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