CALA plans to build 256 new homes at Fauldhead at Kirkintilloch

CALA Homes (West) has lodged a planning application with East Dunbartonshire Council to construct a new high-quality residential-led development in Fauldhead, just outside Kirkintilloch.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 11:42 am

The proposals would deliver 256 new homes, including 67 affordable homes, and according to CALA, would create a vibrant new community with dramatic views of the Campsie Fells to the north of Glasgow.

House types planned by CALA, range from terraced homes suitable for later living, to larger semi-detached and detached villas designed for families.

According to CALA, “significant effort has been placed on incorporating green space at the site, which is close to the Luggie Water burn.”

A spokesperson for the firm said: “Many of the existing landscape features including trees and a natural pond will be retained to support the site’s wildlife, with a new wetland also being created.

"The plans additionally include a play area that will create a new recreational facility for local families and support health and wellbeing.”

The firm said the site at Fauldhead is allocated for housing in the Local Development Plan and is also included in the Draft Local Development Plan 2, set to be launched in 2022.

Fraser Dick, Development Manager, CALA Homes (West), said: “After months of planning and consulting, we’re proud to introduce our proposals for Fauldhead where we hope to construct a new high-quality development that will enhance the local area and help meet housing needs.

“A key highlight of the plans is the retention of the landscape features of the site, securing valuable green space and maximising visual interest. We look forward to working with the local community to deliver our plans.”

If the plans are approved, the affordable housing will be owned and managed by local social landlord Hillhead Housing Association.

Stephen Macintyre, Director at Hillhead Housing Association, said: “We very excited to be working with CALA Homes to deliver more affordable housing for Kirkintilloch and to help form a new community in the eastern edge of the town.

“We are a community-based housing association and have built a strong track record in providing excellent housing management and maintenance services in the local community. The new houses here will further widen the housing options for local people.”