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Ratho Station

West Mains - off Hillwood Gardens - Ratho Station - City of Edinburgh - EH28 8PX

We have submitted proposals for a range of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom detached and semi-detached homes on a development site that is approximately seven miles west of Edinburgh city centre. Our proposal also includes plans for a range of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments in three storey apartment blocks.

We anticipate our site start will be late 2016/17 subject to all appropriate permissions being in place.

  • Overview

    We have submitted proposals for a new development of approximately 132 high-quality detached, semi-detached, terraced homes and apartments on land adjacent to the Glasgow Road/A8, West Mains, Ratho Station.

    The site which we are proposing for our new development is outlined in red on the map pictured right.

    The site is allocated in Edinburgh’s Rural West Local Plan (adopted June 2011) for housing, and this allocation is carried forward into the second Edinburgh Local Development Plan (LDP2) as proposal HSG5. 


  • About the site

    Our proposed development is situated within a greenfield site, that lies to the eastern boundary of Ratho Station.  It is broadly level, and it is highly visible from the A8 Glasgow Road.  Main access into the proposed development  will be from the A8.  There is a woodland fringe along the main site frontage, and our plan is to retain this feature. 


    Our proposed development area at Ratho Station, near Edinburgh

  • What's proposed?

    We are proposing to build 132 high-quality detached, semi-detached and terraced homes, as well as a range of apartments. 

    There will also be a provision of 25% affordable homes which are much-needed affordable in the local area.  

    Key features of the proposed development include:

    * A range of new homes and apartments to appeal to a wide range of buyers

    * 25% affordable homes

    * Retention of existing woodland on fringe of proposed development area

    * Connected footpaths and cycle routes

    * A development that's been designed using the 'Designing for Streets' principles'


    Our proposed development layout for Ratho Station, near Edinburgh

  • Community benefits

    Further potential community benefits as a result of any planning consent granted for this development will be agreed with City of Edinburgh Council.

  • News and updates

    June 2016

    We are refining our layout and preparing a number of technical studies before we lodge our detailed planning application later this summer.

    April 2016

    We have been in consultation with Edinburgh Council's Urban Design Panel and we have received some positive feedback on our plans for the development.  We are in the process of incorporating this feedback.

    December 2015 - Christmas Tree donation

    We are delighted to provide Ratho Station Residents Committee with a donation of £150 which helped to provide this year's christmas tree for the whole community to enjoy.

    Ratho Residents Association  Xmas presentationweb

    Paula McKeown (left) with members of the Ratho Station Residents Committee

    November 2015 Community Consultation

    We completed a community consultation event at Hillwood Primary School on Wednesday 25 November, 2015 which was well-attended and where the local community could share their views and comments on our proposals.

    If you missed this event, the information that we displayed at the public exhibition is available to view here TWES West Mains ratho Comm Eng A1 boardsWEB

    You can find out more about our emerging development scheme and provide us with your feedback by emailing consulations@TaylorWimpey.com.

    All comments that we receive during the consultation period will be taken into account as our proposals are finalised ahead of a planning application being submitted to Edinburgh City Council in the near future.