Edinburgh planning officers endorse plans for 250 new family homes

Edinburgh planning officers endorse plans for 250 new family homes

Proposals to build 250 new family homes in west Edinburgh have been endorsed by City of Edinburgh Council planning officers.

A quarter (62) of the homes will be affordable homes under the city’s Affordable Housing Policy (AHP).

Developer Taylor Wimpey is planning to cut ground next year on the mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom houses as well as two-bedroom flats.

The development forms part of the wider HSG19 site allocated for 1,700 to 2,000 new homes in the City of Edinburgh Council’s Second Local Development Plan.

Andrew Roberts, senior strategic land and planning manager, told Edinburgh Evening News: “We’re delighted to have support for these proposals. “This site is the first part of the jigsaw in the council’s proposals for additional housing in west Edinburgh.

“We have worked closely with council officers and adjacent landowners to ensure that these proposals can meet every test that we’ve been presented with.

“We’re hopeful that work could start on these much-needed new homes as early next year if approved, and that includes over 50 new affordable homes, as well as nearly 200 homes for sale.

“We believe that this site is the most sustainable site outside the centre of Edinburgh with excellent links to the adjacent tramline, railway station and bus routes.

“We’ve worked very hard to get these proposals right and more than one third of the land will be kept as green space with over five acres of parkland, two play areas and landscaping specifically designed to blend in with the local landscape.

“We’ve also included provision for strategic off-road pathways for walking and cycling links to Cammo, Gogar and The Gyle.

“Our contributions will also help deliver new pedestrian crossing facilities on Maybury Road and the Maybury junction.”

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