Brownfield Linlithgow homes go through on appeal
July 24 2019
Housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel has won planning permission from the Scottish Government to build 48 flats on the site of a former petrol station off Edinburgh Road, Linlithgow, on appeal.
Spanning two separate structures the buildings would house a mix of flats and maisonettes with photovoltaic panels on the roofs and fronting a tree-lined boulevard by narrowing a 4m wide pavement.
To mitigate the impact on the current streetscape properties would be set 200mm below pavement level with roofs set back against the ridgeline of adjacent flats to the west.
Craig Ormond, director at Mactaggart & Mickel, commented: “We are pleased to get approval for this development and look forward to transforming an unused and unsightly area of land into much-needed quality housing, in a very convenient town-centre location for local people to enjoy. We believe our proposed development will be extremely popular with a range of buyers, including young families and downsizers.”
West Lothian Council had initially turned down the Holmes Miller design because it was out of keeping with the character of the town, in the belief that it should rise to no more than three storeys.
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