Housebuilder’s plans for 4000 new homes include Newton Mearns development

Barratt's plans for 4000 new homes include a number in East Renfrewshire.
Barratt's plans for 4000 new homes include a number in East Renfrewshire.

Barratt Developments has announced plans to build nearly 4000 new homes in Scotland following a series of land acquisitions this year, including a site in East Renfrewshire.

The housebuilder has purchased 14 new sites for development so far this year, including land at Malletsheugh Farm, Newton Mearns.

During the first six months of the year, Barratt Developments Scotland, which includes both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, has acquired sites as far North as Inverness down to the Central Belt. The 14 new sites will provide 2,560 new homes.

Looking ahead to the remainder of the year 2018, Barratt is planning to acquire another 10 sites in Scotland, with a further 1428 new homes.

Douglas McLeod, Regional Managing Director for Scotland said: “Demand for good quality homes in Scotland shows no signs of slowing, in line with a steadily growing population.

“In order to try and meet that demand, everyone involved in Scotland’s housebuilding industry, from the planners through to the house builders, needs to ensure that the system is fit for purpose so that we, and other house-builders like us, are in a position to meet that demand with adequate supply.

“For our part, we are continuing to invest in Scotland, acquiring new sites and building homes in popular places where people want to live.

“The good news is that we’re seeing an increase in the number of locations across Scotland which have become desirable places to live, helping to foster the growth of new communities while at the same time stimulating local economies.”