Housebuilder acquires land to build more than 200 new homes in Lanarkshire

By Nicola Findlay

A leading housebuilder has purchased land as part of the multi-million pound East Kilbride Community Growth Area (EKCGA).

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has confirmed that it has acquired land off Jackton Road, on the western edge of East Kilbride for a development of 227 new homes.

Pre-construction works are set to get underway early this year with hundreds of new jobs linked to the build say Taylor Wimpey.

The ambitious EKCGA will see thousands of new homes, a new primary school, retail facilities, greenspace and new infrastructure including roads, which are already under construction, and footpaths.

Planning consent was secured in June 2021 from South Lanarkshire Council, following Planning Permission in Principle being granted in October 2019.

Amble Court, Jacktonhall, will deliver a mix of two and three bedroom terrace and semi-detached, as well as three and four bedroom detached homes to appeal to a wide range of potential buyers.

New footpaths will be provided to connect with the proposed new infrastructure and the existing local footpath network, allowing residents to enjoy the development’s tranquil setting.

New landscaping to the north and south of the development will aim to maximise and retain views to and from the existing countryside.

Amble Court follows on from Taylor Wimpey’s other developments in South Lanarkshire, including Benthall Farm near Auldhouse, where construction work on phase three of this development is well underway, signalling a continued and significant investment across the local area by the housebuilder.

Caroline Proctor, land and planning director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “We are very pleased to have acquired land off Jackton Road, which forms an important part of the EKCGA.

"This latest milestone for our Amble Court development cements our commitment to bringing new homes to this thriving new community that is emerging on the western edge of East Kilbride.

“And while playing our part in the delivery of new homes within the EKCGA and its masterplan, our development will also provide a range of economic benefits for the local area, which includes supporting over 160 jobs per year of construction, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses."

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