Proposed Development

Auldcathie View

Winchburgh, EH52 6WH

Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Winchburgh

We are working closely with West Lothian Council and other key stakeholders to develop plans for an exciting new community in Winchburgh. Our development proposal offers 47 homes in a range of 3 and 4 bedroom family houses, perfect for young couples and families, alongside 55 affordable homes for in a mix of 2 bedroom cottage flats and 3 bedroom terraced homes for local people. Our new homes will enjoy an idyllic setting within the overall masterplan vision for Winchburgh. 

The masterplan will see the delivery of improved transport links, employment opportunities, state-of-the-art schools and stunning new outdoor spaces to this historic village. Buyers here will enjoy the balance of quiet rural life with the convenience of Edinburgh close by. 

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Our Proposal for Auldcathie View

The Masterplan

We want to create a thriving new community in Winchburgh. Our plans for Auldcathie View are part of one of the most exciting placemaking projects in the UK.
 
When complete, the Winchburgh masterplan will create around 3,800 new homes, including 750 affordable homes and over 450 for social rent. In addition to the expansion of two existing primary schools, the masterplan includes the creation and delivery of new state-of-the-art primary and secondary schools. Our proposed development will provide a mix of 101 high quality homes, over 50% of which will be affordable housing.

Improved transport links will ensure that Winchburgh is better connected to West Lothian, Edinburgh and beyond, and includes further rail, road, park and ride, canal, pedestrian and cycle access routes including a new motorway junction on the M9. 

A brand-new marina and moorings on the historic Union Canal to the east of the new town centre will provide a range of leisure activities for Winchburgh residents and visitors.  The development also includes the creation of Auldcathie District Park, a brand new 85-acre district park and three new neighbourhood parks.

Street scenes

The appearance of the new homes will be reflective of the local area and we’ll use a palette of materials ensuring 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 includes a range of, 47 3 and 4 bedroom family houses and 55 affordable homes.
The majority of the houses will be two storey, with a mix of detached and semi-detached designs in an idyllic setting directly adjoining the new 86 acre Auldcathie District Park. The range of affordable homes will offer a choice of 2 bedroom cottage flats and 3 bedroom terraced houses.

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 nearby town of Winchburgh. As part of the masterplan improved transport links will ensure that Winchburgh is better connected to West Lothian, Edinburgh and beyond, and includes further rail, road, park and ride, canal, pedestrian and cycle access routes including a new motorway junction on the M9. 

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. As part of our Environment Strategy, we have committed to increase natural habitats and enhance wildlife by including bug hotels, hedgehog highways and encouraging our customers to also create more nature friendly gardens to support bees and pollinating insects.  

Our approach features

Economic benefits

We want to deliver new homes and facilities that positively integrate with and enhance the local community. 
As part of the masterplan approval process there are significant levels of developer contributions already agreed to fund future local education expansion, affordable housing and provide additional inward investment to create economic benefits to the community town of Winchburgh and the surrounding local area. These include a canal marina, the new town centre already established and a new motorway junction.

Open space

Ensuring our residents and the local community have access to beautiful green open spaces is a key consideration.
A brand-new marina and moorings on the historic Union Canal to the east of the new town centre will provide a range of leisure activities for Winchburgh residents and visitors. The development also includes the creation of Auldcathie District Park, a brand new 85-acre district park and three new neighbourhood parks. To make the most of the outdoor space, cycling and walking will be encouraged with a network of footpaths and cycleways which will provide easy access to the nearby town of Winchburgh.

Amenities and facilities

We aim to support the communities in which we build. One way in which we do this is by providing new facilities that local people will benefit from.
Winchburgh Development Limited has been involved in this project for more than 10 years and completed the first phase of the project in 2018 which delivered 588 new homes, the first phase of the new town centre and expanded schools. The second phase of the masterplan commenced in Spring 2019, which will bring further major infrastructure investments including a new M9 motorway junction and railway station ideal for those looking to commute, new education facilities and local amenities including a new canal marina, recreational green spaces for families and friends to socialise, as well as a further 1,000 homes. 

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