Cala Homes (West) has secured planning consent to create a vibrant new community in Fauldhead, Kirkintilloch, offering high-quality private and affordable homes within a development that will enhance local biodiversity.
East Dunbartonshire Council, where Cala will have invested over £150 million locally following the completion of Fauldhead, recommended the latest proposals for approval at planning committee on Tuesday 29 March, subject to the satisfactory conclusion of Section 75 conditions.
The two applications, submitted as the land is held by two owners, detail the delivery of a fully integrated development that meets local housing needs. A total of 228 homes including 160 private homes ranging from one bed cottage flats, three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached homes to four- and five-bedroom villas will suit growing families and downsizers alike. The remaining 68 plots will be allocated to deliver much-needed affordable homes which are being developed in partnership with Hillhead Housing Association, a Kirkintilloch based community run housing association.
Recognising the benefits of the outdoors to the mental health and wellbeing of local communities, Cala has prioritised green space throughout the site. Cala will establish three new ponds, plant hundreds of new trees and over 4,000sqm of hedgerow planting that complements the character of the surrounding area.
These additions will enhance the landscape and support a range of wildlife throughout the community which will also include a natural play area and boast views of the Campsie Fells.
The development is ideally located adjacent to the popular Woodilee Village and encourages active travel through a network of new footpaths. This includes providing the missing link between the Woodilee Village South footpath and the Luggie Water footpath, which supports healthy lifestyle choices.
Ian Conway, Strategic Projects Director, Cala Homes (West), said: “As part of our commitment to creating sustainable and inclusive communities, we have closely consulted with East Dunbartonshire Council and the local community – and we will continue to do so as this development progresses.
“We have proactively incorporated several features such as bat, bee and bird boxes to complement the new planting that will boost the biodiversity of the site which we believe will truly establish a vibrant new community for all. The latest planning consent is a positive milestone for our continued investment in East Dunbartonshire and across the West of Scotland.
“We look forward to contributing further to the local economy through the creation of construction jobs, the delivery of much needed private and affordable homes and the economic activity of residents.”