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Mixed fortunes for major Edinburgh housing developments

Words: Huw Morris
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Two major housing-led development proposals for green belt land on the outskirts of the Scottish capital have had mixed fortunes this week.

Councillors on the planning committee voted by 7-6 for a scheme on the eastern flank of the capital, which would see 1,300 houses and flats built on land north of Newcraighall Road and south of Milton Road East.

This development – by developers EDI Group, the city council’s arms-length property development company – would feature a new primary school, a local centre with a range of community and retail uses as well as parks, allotments and play areas.

Meanwhile on the recommendation of officials, members refused proposals for 1,400 new homes on land near Edinburgh Airport after councillors agreed the development breached planning policies.

Applicant West Craigs Ltd is expected to appeal. The £280 million scheme included plans for hundreds of affordable homes, a primary school, shops and offices.

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