MILLER Homes is to launch 14 new developments that will bring almost 1700 new houses across Scotland this year.

The firm said its 2019 homes package is significant because of its size, its geographical spread and its knock-on employment effect, supporting around 6,700 jobs across sectors.

It brings “much-needed” housing to communities as far north as Dundee as well as reaching across the central belt, with homes planned for Glasgow and the west and Edinburgh and the Lothians, Miller said.

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The push also includes its first development in Clydebank, at a former brownfield site called Braidfield, which will be a new community of 88 three and four bedroom family homes.

Other examples include 60 homes at Maidenhill in Newton Mearns. Its first new development of the year, Bothwellbank, in Bothwell, will bring 99 homes.

Plans are also in place for a new 65-home development in Bellshill.

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Peter Thomson, of Miller Homes Scotland, above, said: “Demand for new homes is strong with buyers looking for high quality, sustainable, well thought out properties that can adapt to a family’s changing needs.”

Mr Thomson added: “We have an extremely rigorous approach to land selection which has allowed us to secure prime spots in existing communities with good amenities and transport links which are also crucial to today’s buyers.”

In Moodiesburn182 homes are scheduled, and in Paisley work will begin on 234 new properties at the Hawkhead development.

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Miller, which has 204 employees across Scotland operating from two offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, is bringing 57 new homes to the Dundee market on the former site of Liff Hospital, with 185 homes in Dunfermline.

Its first development in Dunblane will bring 77 homes. Edgelaw will provide 165 homes in Edinburgh and 117 flats and townhouses in Leith are also in the pipeline.