Planning approval granted for 194 homes in Craigmillar

Planning permission has been granted to build a further 194 affordable and low cost homes at Craigmillar Town Centre, a major regeneration project in South East Edinburgh.

The approval for the new homes follows on from other new housing developments in the area being built by construction firm CCG (Scotland) Ltd, including 74 new affordable homes as part of the Greendykes Masterplan for City of Edinburgh Council and the creation of 111 affordable homes at Craigmillar Town Centre on behalf of Dunedin Canmore.

Glasgow-based CCG has been appointed to develop the new properties by City of Edinburgh Council as part of the Craigmillar Town Centre Masterplan. The development will be a mix of flats and houses and comprise 108 homes for affordable rent and 86 for market rent.

The new homes will be spread across a series of twelve blocks with residents having access to amenity areas and a large public green space at the heart of the development.

Councillor Kate Campbell, convener of the council’s housing and economy committee, said: “The regeneration of Craigmillar lies at the heart of our aim to ensure prosperity reaches everyone in every neighbourhood. We are building 194 homes in Craigmillar and this decision by our Planning Committee means more people struggling on low and middle incomes can live in a home they can afford. Work will start on site within a few months and this is a very welcome contribution to our delivery of 20,000 new affordable homes in the city.”

CCG director, Calum Murray, said: “CCG is delighted to be working in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council on what is a hugely important project that greatly contributes to the city’s affordable housing supply.

“We have been on site in Craigmillar since 2015 with developments including the regeneration of the former Niddrie Mill Primary School into 66 mixed tenure homes and the Thistle Centre for Health and Wellbeing. With this latest phase of housing, alongside our live contracts, CCG will have completed 440 homes in the area in partnership with affordable housing providers by 2020 which is a remarkable achievement.”

CCG expect to be on site in May 2018.

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