Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Bathgate
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.
Our Proposal for Sibbalds Wynd
The development will provide a mix of 189 high quality homes and each new home will include 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.
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We believe it’s our responsibility to support our communities, so that people are proud to call them home. That’s why we regularly donate time and money to local causes, and are passionate about investing in the areas we build.
As part of our ongoing commitment to support the local communities where we build, over the years we have worked closely with a number of local primary schools in West Lothian on projects such as Walk to School. We also support local community groups, which recently included a donation to the Whitburn Community Fridge in response to an appeal for help to increase their food stock levels.Sustainability Sustainability We’re committed to building greener, healthier homes for us all. From energy efficient fixtures and fittings, to cutting our carbon emissions, and enhancing existing green spaces, we build sustainability into everything we do. Find out more about Taylor Wimpey's sustainability strategy.
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|October 2022||We are delighted to confirm that our appeal to the Scottish Government in respect of West Lothian Council Planning Committee’s refusal of our Approval of Matters Specified by Condition application for our proposed Sibbalds Wynd development in Bathgate has been approved. We are looking forward to starting our development of 189 much-needed homes, including 29 affordable homes to be delivered in partnership with Dunedin Canmore. We expect to begin pre-construction works within the next few months.|
A spokesperson for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland said: “We can confirm that we lodged an appeal with the Scottish Government in respect of West Lothian Council Planning Committee’s refusal of our Approval of Matters Specified by Condition application for our proposed Sibbalds Wynd development in Bathgate.
“We lodged this appeal on the basis that, in our opinion, we comply with all the Council’s Local Development Plan and design guidance policies, contrary to the reasons for the refusal upon which the Planning Committee’s decision was based.
“Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) was granted for the development in February 2020, and the details of our proposals for the development layout and design were recommended for approval by planning officials at the Planning Committee meeting that took place on 19 January 2022.
“A Reporter appointed by the Scottish Government will now determine our appeal, and we are hopeful that our development of 189 much-needed homes, including 29 affordable homes to be delivered in partnership with Dunedin Canmore, can be granted Approval of Matters Specified in Conditions consent shortly.
“We firmly believe that a positive outcome will contribute towards addressing the urgent housing need in Bathgate.”
|19 January 2022||
A spokesperson for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland said: “We are very disappointed with the outcome of today’s Planning Committee meeting in relation to our detailed proposals for development at Sibbalds Wynd in Bathgate, which was granted Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) in February 2020.
“Our proposal was recommended for approval by planning officials, and we will look in-depth at the decision notice in order to understand their decision to refuse our application before confirming our next steps.”