It is a relatively modern residential development in the southern half of the town, separating Greenhills from Mossneuk.
Its name comes from the nearby Newlands Farm, which was pulled down during the summer of 2006
following a fireraising by a local youth. The stables and riding school operated at the farm
has now moved to Sandford near Strathaven.
The area is approximately half a kilometre in diameter, and sits near the town border to the south west.