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24/05/2019

More than 650 homes approved in Edinburgh

Words: Laura Edgar
Cammo Estate / CALA Homes and David Wilson Homes

Plans to build 655 new homes near Edinburgh Airport have been approved by councillors at the City of Edinburgh Council.

A consortium comprising CALA Homes and David Wilson Homes will deliver the development at Cammo Estate.

A spokesperson on behalf of the consortium thanked the local community for engaging with the developers to shape the proposals.  

“We fully understand how important the junctions at Maybury and Barnton are and traffic was a key concern for many people at the outset.

“We feel the improvements made through planning gain contributions will benefit the wider community and those commuting in or out of the city."

Of the 655 homes, 164 have been designated as affordable and will be delivered with the consortium’s registered social landlord partner. The development will feature one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as terraced and family homes.

Plans include linear parks, a seven-hectare park and more than 700 new specimen trees will be planted. A cycleway and footpath will be built at Maybury Avenue, and improvements will be made to the walking and cycling network using planning gain contributions.

The spokesperson added that the landscape environment was “at the heart of the design solution”, along with significant investment to improve public transport, education and healthcare.

“Within the development site we will deliver new bus infrastructure in addition to making contributions to public transport connections to the site.”

Image credit | CALA Homes and David Wilson Homes

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