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A Leading Scottish homebuilder, Springfield Properties, has announced this week that sales will open at the end of March for their new Robinsland development, the first housing development in the village of West Linton in a decade.

The announcement comes after the developer worked closely with the Scottish Borders Council planners to secure planning approval for the development of 91 homes in the village.

The Springfield development, Robinsland, will be adjacent to the new primary school, currently under construction and due to open in time for the summer term. The mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced homes is complemented by the transformation of farm outbuildings into four stunning new steadings.

The development is to be built on 4.34 hectares of agricultural land from the local Robinsland Farm. It will be reached by a new upgraded access road from Deanfoot Road. At the heart of the development will be The Square and a small village green area, ensuring that the development continues the village feel of the local community.

The new layout has been developed with award winning local architects, Aitken Turnbull, to meet the Scottish Government’s Designing Streets agenda. The development is designed to maximise open views and space around the houses.

There will be nine house types available on the development when it launches at the end of March. Springfield has worked closely with the local Council to ensure that the overall feel of the development is in keeping with the area. This has seen the developer introduce a series of courtyards and small clusters of homes to maintain the village feel, and its ambition is to re-use as much of the existing stone as possible in the development.

Starting from 900sq ft and ranging up to 2,500sq ft, the combination of two, three and four-bedroom homes will be attractive to a range of buyers, particularly those looking to downsize or starting a family. All houses come with the high specification as standard and Springfield’s Choices programme, which allows homeowners to personalise their home; designing their kitchen, even moving internal walls to suit how they want to live.

There will be pedestrian and cycle routes around the development and a new footpath connection, alongside the new school playing fields, joining the site to the nearby community hub.

Tricia Malek, Sales Director at Springfield Properties said:

“We have already had a great deal of interest in the Robinsland development because there is so little movement in the housing market in the area. The village itself is extremely desirable for those looking to live in a more rural setting, but still be close to Edinburgh.”

The development will be open for sales on Easter Friday, 29 March. For more information visit or call 01324 555536.

This is the second development announced for the A702 corridor and will likely attract further interest to the north of the Scottish Borders and the south of Midlothian. The question is how many more are to come? Penicuik has three more pieces of allocated land so there may be more planning applications and consultations in the coming months.