Works begin at residential-led development in Jackton
CALA Homes (West) has started essential preparatory works for the development of around 400 homes in Jackton.
Outline planning permission has been obtained from South Lanarkshire Council for the creation of a residential-led development which will deliver approximately 1,950 homes from a consortium which also includes Lynch Homes and Abbey Developments.
A new primary school, five play areas, well-designed green space and small-scale retail outlets are also included in the extensive masterplan which will help to realise a highly connected community.
Part of the East Kilbride Community Growth Area (CGA), the major development will support the delivery of an expected 250 affordable homes, including 21 sheltered housing flats, as local demand for housing continues to rise.
Initial works undertaken by CALA Homes (West) include the construction of the first phase of a spine road that will serve the whole site and eventually connect Jackton to Lindsayfield.
This primary road – located at the junction of Eaglesham Road and Jackton Road – is crucial to the construction of the primary school, which will be developed and funded by South Lanarkshire Council and is expected to open in 2021.
Fraser Dick, development manager at CALA Homes (West), said: “This is a really exciting development for CALA that will support South Lanarkshire Council’s vision of achieving socially, environmentally and economically sustainable communities.
“The site has been earmarked for residential development for more than 10 years, so to now officially be on-site and get underway is a landmark that we’re proud to be a part of. We are closely engaging with local councillors, residents and businesses regarding works to ensure key stakeholders and those affected are kept informed of progress.”
Traffic control measures will be put in place, including temporary traffic lights at the junction of Eaglesham Road and Jackton Road to form the construction access and local widening of Jackton Road. CALA has also committed to ensuring there will be no deliveries to the site between 8am – 9am and 3pm – 4pm on weekdays to minimise disruption to local homeowners and road-users.
Once the first phase of the spine road is completed, CALA will divert construction traffic away from local roads to further reduce disruption to nearby residents.
The first phase of property construction, which CALA plans to commence in early 2020, will deliver 173 homes, ranging from one and two-bedroom apartments to a variety of family homes including terraced, detached and semi-detached villas, as well as 21 affordable homes.
All homes will also feature a renewable energy solution such as either PV panels or hybrid air source heat pumps.
Wider proposals also include the delivery of integrated foot and cycle pathways that will support healthy living, while also helping to create a strong sense of community.