Barratt Homes unveil new plans

Barratt Homes land manager Carolynne Sutherland and IDP architect Nathan Darby show off the plans for the new development.

Barratt Homes land manager Carolynne Sutherland and IDP architect Nathan Darby show off the plans for the new development.

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Barratt Homes West Scotland held a public consultation event in the Moorings Hotel to unveil their plans for the Stratheran Gardens development.

The firm is set to seek planning permission from North Lanarkshire Council to build 75-80 two-storey detached and semi-detached homes on the site of the former bus garage off Hamilton Road, Motherwell.

Initially it had been suggested that the site could hold up to 120 two, three and four bedroomed houses, but with part of it required for the dualing of Airbles Road this number has been reduced.

Following feedback from potential customers Barratt could look into building some five and six-bedroomed homes.

In addition a small amount of leisure/retail development that was previously mentioned has gone with the site being 100 per cent residential.

Entry to new estate is likely to be accessed from opposite Braedale Avenue, where the large metal gates on Hamilton Road are located.

This is the same site that Sainsbury’s had wanted to build a 90,000 sq ft supermarket on.

When it was rejected for retail use by the Scottish Government Reporter stated the land would be most suitable for a residential scheme.

Stuart Dodson, development director of Barratt Homes West Scotland, said: “We are holding a public consultation to hear what the local community think of our plans to develop a high quality residential development on the site on the former bus garage off Hamilton Road.

“So far the opinions we have heard have all been very positive with local people keen to see the site developed as soon as possible and bring new homes and investment to the local area.”

Following the public consultation Barratt will carry our technical reports and could have a full planning application with the council by Christmas.