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02/06/2016

Appeal: 71 homes approved for Edinburgh green belt

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Springfield Properties PLC has been granted permission to build 71 homes, including 25 per cent affordable housing, in an area of the green belt in Edinburgh, after a reporter ruled that the development would help to address a “significant deficiency” in housing supply.

Reporter Sinead Lynch noted that although the appeal site lies within the green belt, the proposal would fit the general pattern for built development in the area in that the buildings would be confined to the lower slopes and valley floor of the Craigmillar and Edmonstone landform ridges.

Lynch further argued that given that the sites and its surroundings are “dominated by built urban .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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