Proposed Development

Lauder Grove

Off Hillwood Gardens, Ratho Station, EH28 8PX

Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Ratho Station

We have detailed planning consent (subject to conclusion of the s75 legal agreement) from The City of Edinburgh Council for 132 new homes at West Mains in Ratho Station.

Located just off the A8/Glasgow Road, near Edinburgh Airport, our development will provide a choice of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments as well as 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes to suit a range of lifestyles. Throughout the development there will be 25% affordable homes and there will be a choice of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, plus 2 and 3 bedroom homes.

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Our Proposal for Lauder Grove

The Masterplan

We want to create a thriving new community in Ratho Station. Our plans for Lauder Grove are in line with the Minded to Grant approval by The City of Edinburgh Council .
Situated off Hillwood Gardens, towards the eastern boundary of Ratho Station, this 11.33 acre site is identified for housing in the adopted second Edinburgh Local Development Plan (LDP2).  Our development will overlook the green open space of Ratho Station Park, which will also see some investment to improve its landscaping to create a new focal area for both the new and existing community to benefit from.  

New footpaths and cycle routes will further enhance the park and encourage more people to socialise and use it, while also ensuring the new community at Lauder Grove can connect with the surrounding local area and its amenities. The addition of Lauder Grove will positively contribute to the commuter village of Ratho Station by creating a well-connected place to live.
 

Street scenes

The appearance of the new homes will be reflective of the local area 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. The existing woodland on the fringe of the development along the Glasgow Road will be retained and we will enhance this with the inclusion of a willow acoustic fence to blend into the existing trees.

Homes proposed

Lauder Grove will include 132 new homes with a choice of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, and 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes. There will be 25% affordable homes in a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, as well as 2 and 3 bedroom houses.
The majority of homes will be two storey with a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced designs. There will be 4 small blocks of apartments which will be no greater than 3storeys high. Our homes at Lauder Grove will also contribute towards Scotland’s carbon reduction plan with Photovoltaic panels which allow homeowners to generate some of the own electricity from the sun’s energy for use in their own home fitted to every roof.  

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 footpaths and cycleways which will provide easy access to the Ratho Station and the west of Edinburgh. Our development also encourages a healthy and sustainable lifestyle with the provision of green travel options by balancing a reduction in private car parking with the provision of 2 City Car Club spaces. An existing transport hub providing train, tram and bus services at nearby Edinburgh Park make this a great location for commuters and existing local bus services will service the development. We will also provide a toucan crossing across the A8 to enhance connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians to the surrounding area.

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.

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.
Our discussions in relation to developer community contributions are ongoing with Edinburgh City Council. While the Council will decide how our contributions are spent, when the details of these discussions are concluded we expect to make community contributions of over £1.8 million towards education and transport.

Open space

Ensuring our residents and the local community have access to beautiful green open spaces is a key consideration.
Our development will overlook the green open space of Ratho Station Park, which will also see some investment to improve its landscaping to create a new focal area for both the new and existing community to benefit from.  

New footpaths and cycle routes will further enhance the park and encourage more people to socialise and use it, while also ensuring the new community at Lauder Grove can connect with the surrounding local area and its amenities.  
 

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.
Cycling and walking will be encouraged with a network of footpaths and cycleways which will provide easy access to the Ratho Station and the west of Edinburgh. Our development also encourages a healthy and sustainable lifestyle with the provision of green travel options by balancing a reduction in private car parking with the provision of 2 City Car Club spaces.    

Community benefits features