The application includes plans for 315 dwellings, landscaping and associated drainage and infrastructure at the site. If successful the dwellings will comprise 175 flats and 140 houses of which 134 will be available for private sale.
The plans form phase three of four at the Pennywell development, which is part of the council’s 21st Century Homes programme and is one of Scotland’s largest housing-led regeneration projects.
Urban Union has already delivered 193 homes of which 108 were for social and mid-market rent and 85properties were offered for private sale. In total over 700 homes will be delivered at the development, with work expected to be completed in 2021.
Neil McKay, managing director of Urban Union, said: “The first two phases at Pennywell Living were a great success. Hundreds of people are now enjoying the high quality and energy efficient accommodation. The transformation of Pennywell is already well underway and we look forward to receiving the council’s decision regarding phase three and, if successful, we anticipate work will start in summer 2018.”
Jon Parry, associate architect at Barton Willmore, said: “Submission of the planning application for this major phase of the area’s regeneration is a significant milestone. Our masterplanners, architects, planners and landscape designers have worked closely with Urban Union, 21st Century Homes and the local community to ensure the proposals meet the needs of the area; we are extremely proud of the positive change that our designs are contributing towards.”
The extensive Pennywell development is the result of a major investment of £42 million by the City of Edinburgh Council and includes £7.9m grant funding from the Scottish Government. It was also recently shortlisted in the Inside Housing Best Regeneration Project (non-London) Awards with the results announced in November.
Urban Union creates revitalised communities through building new, high quality, affordable homes. It currently has three live developments in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth with plans to add a further two Glasgow locations in 2017.
Urban Union – a partnership between Robertson and McTaggart Construction – is keen to ensure projects benefit the local landscape and community so the site features a linear park and a mix of accommodation, with potential for commercial opportunities and retail outlets.