The planning application with East Dunbartonshire Council outlines the creation of 256 properties, including 67 affordable homes, creating a “vibrant new community” with views of the Campsie Fells to the north of Glasgow.
Located some 11 miles from Scotland’s largest city and within walking distance of Lenzie train station, the site is said to offer excellent connectivity.
If the plans are given the green light, the affordable housing element would be owned and managed by local social landlord Hillhead Housing Association.
Fraser Dick, development manager at Cala Homes (West), said: “After months of planning and consulting, we’re proud to introduce our proposals for Fauldhead where we hope to construct a new high-quality development that will enhance the local area and help meet housing needs.
“A key highlight of the plans is the retention of the landscape features of the site, securing valuable green space and maximising visual interest. We look forward to working with the local community to deliver our plans.”
The firm said a diverse range of house types was in the offing, from compact terraced homes suitable for later living, to larger semi-detached and detached villas designed for growing families.
It said “significant effort” had been placed on incorporating green space at the site, which is close to the Luggie Water burn. Many of the existing landscape features including trees and a natural pond will be retained, with a new wetland being created.
The site at Fauldhead is allocated for housing in the local development plan and is also included in a second draft development plan, due to be launched in 2022.
Stephen Macintyre, director at Hillhead Housing Association, said: “We very excited to be working with Cala Homes to deliver more affordable housing for Kirkintilloch and to help form a new community in the eastern edge of the town.
“We are a community-based housing association and have built a strong track record in providing excellent housing management and maintenance services in the local community. The new houses here will further widen the housing options for local people.”