141 new homes to be built in Cardenden

Colin Anderson, managing director of Banks Property which has  been granted permission to build 141 new homes in Cardenden
Colin Anderson, managing director of Banks Property which has been granted permission to build 141 new homes in Cardenden

A HAMILTON-based developer has been given the green light to build 141 new homes in Cardenden.

Banks Property has been given approval by local planners to go ahead with the plans which will see a brownfield site in the town transformed into a sustainable and attractive community.

Colin Anderson, managing director of the company, said: “We are extremely pleased this has now been given the go-ahead.

“This development will be a real boon to Cardenden and we’d like to thank the local community for all the feedback they gave us during the local consultation. They really did play a crucial role in shaping the plans.”

The development includes a mixture of modern two, three and four bedroom family homes to be built on a site which includes a derelict garage and an area of disused farmland.

Ten per cent of the site will also be given over to affordable housing. Mr Anderson continued: “The local community council asked if we could make some of those affordable homes bungalows. We were only too happy to take that on board.

“The idea is those bungalows will provide ideal homes for older or infirm members of the local community who are currently struggling with stairs or other access issues. It is a perfect example of how our development with care philosophy works.”

Proposals for the site were fine-tuned by respected Scottish architects Archial, a process which included amending road access into the community, which will be from Woodend Road.

The development work will also involve a clean-up for part of the Boghead Burn and will create two play parks. A pond area will also be created – part of a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) – which will encourage local biodiversity.

Mr Anderson added: “Everything our company does is about partnering with local communities.

“This development will be open, airy with sustainable homes set in an attractive green space. It is a fitting addition to the town and is a positive look to the future.”