Proposed Development

Sibbalds Wynd

Bathgate, EH48 2DU

Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Bathgate

We are working closely with West Lothian Council and other key stakeholders to develop plans for an exciting new community in Bathgate. Our proposals include a selection of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses, perfect for a wide range of buyers. 

Our plans also include new pedestrian and cycle links to the existing Bathgate network, 10 acres of green open space, new play areas for children to meet up and play, as well as new bus stops on Sibbalds Brae for added convenience and to encourage sustainable living. Our design for the development also builds on an outline design framework that will integrate Sibbalds Wynd with the existing housing near our boundary.
 
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Our Proposal for Sibbalds Wynd

The Masterplan

We want to create a thriving new community in Bathgate. Our plans for Sibbalds Wynd are in line with the Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) granted by West Lothian Council in February 2020.

The development will provide a mix of 190 high quality homes and each new home will include Electric Vehicle Charging Points and Solar PV panels to help reduce the carbon footprint of the development.  A significant area of open space will be retained and improved for the use of residents, and we will introduce a green corridor to provide a wildlife link to Little Boghead Nature Park. We will be taking an industry-leading approach to biodiversity on this site, with the introduction of bug hotels, bird and bat boxes, bee-friendly planting and high-quality landscaping throughout.

Street scenes

The appearance of the new homes will be reflective of the local area and we will use high-quality, locally sourced materials to ensure the development is in keeping with existing houses nearby.
To create a characterful community, the proposed development will be designed to create a sense of place and maximises the latest Scottish Government Planning Policy for Designing Streets. These designs give priority to pedestrians over vehicles through the use of shared surfaces and home zones to create natural areas of focus at key points of the development.

Homes proposed

Our proposals include 190 new houses offering a mix of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom styles to suit a range of lifestyles.
Each of our homes will be two-storey with a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced designs. To play their part in a sustainable way to live, each home at the development will have a solar PV panels as well as electric charging points.

About our proposals features

Connectivity

We understand that a new development will have an impact on the existing community and we have carefully considered this as we have developed our proposals.
Cycling and walking will be encouraged with a network of new pedestrian and cycle links which will provide easy access to the existing Bathgate networks. Existing transport links at Bathgate railway station are within a short driving distance and existing local bus services will service the development, including helpful new bus-stops on the doorstep on Sibbalds Wynd which are also planned for added convenience.

Drainage

We have prepared a flood risk assessment and surface water drainage strategy to ensure that an appropriate drainage strategy is put in place. 
To reduce the impact of the proposed development on the existing drainage network we propose the addition of a sustainable urban drainage system. This will be designed to manage the flow of surface water from the development and to improve the quality of surface water being discharged into the watercourse.

Ecology

Preserving and enhancing local wildlife is a key consideration when we plan and build new developments. We have carried out a number of ecological surveys to identify any ecological constraints on the site.
Our plans include significant opportunities to enhance the site for local wildlife and measures to enhance biodiversity. These include new bat and bird boxes, a sensitive lighting scheme to respect nocturnal wildlife and the creation of diverse natural habitats for birds.

Our approach features

Economic benefits

We want to deliver new homes and facilities that positively integrate with and enhance the local community.
When our detailed planning application (Approved Matters Specified in Conditions) is approved we will make a financial contribution to West Lothian Council which will be used to improve local infrastructure and facilities. We will also be carrying out our work to provide bus stops on Sibbalds Brae for the convenience of local residents.

Open space

Ensuring our residents and the local community have access to beautiful green open spaces is a key consideration.
As part of our design for Sibbalds Wynd, we are providing large areas of open space and two new play areas for children to enjoy will be central to the development. We will also create a new green corridor to provide a wildlife link to Little Boghead Nature Park for the benefit of new residents and the existing community of Bathgate. 

Amenities and facilities

We aim to support the communities in which we build. One way we do this is by providing new facilities that local people will benefit from.
To play a part in encouraging a sustainable and healthy way to live and travel, we are providing new bus stops on Sibbalds Brae, as well as new pedestrian and cycle links to connect with the extensive network that connects the growing communities in Bathgate. Each home will also have its own electric charging points and Solar PV panels allowing homeowners to generate some of their own electricity from the sun’s energy.

Community benefits features