Developers submit plans for almost 650 homes in Newton Mearns

A typical home by Taylor Wimpey West Scotland
A typical home by Taylor Wimpey West Scotland

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland and CALA Homes (West) have submitted a detailed planning application to East Renfrewshire Council for 645 new homes at Maidenhill in Newton Mearns.

The 78.5 acre site off Ayr Rd is zoned for residential development within the East Renfrewshire Local Development Plan, and it forms part of the wider M77 Corridor Strategic Development site.

The proposed development area comprises two separate sites which will be developed by the two firms. In addition to a range of 625 private new homes with a mix of two-five bedroom styles of properties, the detailed proposal also incorporates plans to provide 20 affordable homes, as well as improvements to the transport infrastructure.

The landscape framework is also a key part of the vision for the proposed development at Maidenhill, and it will ensure there is integrated approach to amenity, connectivity, biodiversity, ecology and drainage.

The proposals provide details of a broad provision of public open space that will include a generous linear park that runs through the entire development, an extensive network of paths and woodland walks for cyclists and pedestrians, as well as pockets of active play areas. Two substantial areas of land within the northwest and southwest areas of the proposed development will remain undeveloped as natural open spaces.

CGI of a typical home by CALA Homes
CGI of a typical home by CALA Homes

Proposals to provide a further 189 affordable homes will be developed in the future by Registered Social Landlords which will be subject to separate future planning applications.

Similarly plans for the delivery of a new two-stream non-denominational primary school with a nursery, MUGA (Multi Use Games Area and other sports and play facilities, as well as a Community Religious Facility will both be subject to separate future applications as part of the wider masterplan vision for the area.

David Blair, major projects director for Taylor Wimpey in Scotland, said the proposed Maidenhill development represents a significant investment in the local area.

He added: “Along with our development partner CALA Homes (West), Taylor Wimpey is delighted to confirm that detailed planning application has been submitted for our Maidenhill development in Newton Mearns.

“We’ve worked together with CALA Homes (West) over a number of years, and we believe that we have created a detailed proposal that aims to begin the delivery of the masterplan vision that East Renfrewshire Council has for this area and it offers significant benefits to the local community.”

Liana Canavan, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (West), said: “CALA Homes (West) is a premium homebuilder with many years’ experience in building new homes in desirable locations, and we are proposing an attractive development that is sensitively designed and in keeping with its surroundings. In the event of planning being granted, we hope that work could begin on-site in summer 2017.”

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