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Masterplan submitted for new Edinburgh neighbourhood

Words: Roger Milne
New Brunstane scheme

The EDI Group, the arms-length council development company, has submitted a masterplan for a new neighbourhood of up to 1,330 new homes at a 48-hectare site on the south-eastern flank of Edinburgh.

The New Brunstane scheme has been worked up for one of the key strategic sites earmarked by both the council and the government to play a key role in meeting the capital’s housing needs.

As well as family housing, the proposals include a new school, leisure and community facilities.

In a statement EDI Group insisted: “As a key strategic site contained in the local development plan, New Brunstane affords close links to Edinburgh’s major areas of employment and nearby settlements, with new housing in the heart of a parkland setting incorporating a network of clear physical and visual linkages with its surrounding areas”.

The site is in a green belt location which currently separates Edinburgh from Musselburgh.

Image credit | EDI Group