250 new Edinburgh homes recommended for approval



Edinburgh councillors are expected to approve plans to build 250 new homes in the west of the city this week.

Proposed in December by Taylor Wimpey, the development would be located at West Craigs, near Edinburgh Gateway station and Edinburgh Airport. Separate developments are also planned for the surrounding area.

The site will also include some affordable housing and improvements to the road network surrounding the development.

The application site includes Craigs Road to the north and the junction with Maybury Road and Cammo Walk to the north east. The West Craigs housing area and industrial estate are situated to its southern edges.

The development would comprise of 250 homes “within a well-designed landscape setting that affords a good quality of internal and external amenity to future residents”, the application said.

There will also be “the retention and re-purposing of existing features including West Craigs farmhouse and stone walling at the site help to create a sense of place”.

The case for the development will be heard at the City of Edinburgh Council planning sub-committee on Wednesday.



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