Plans for the future supply of homes in Edinburgh have been given the go-ahead by Councillors, paving the way for a development over 600 homes.
The 655-home development at Cammo Estate is a consortium project by CALA Homes and David Wilson Homes. It includes 164 affordable homes. The development will provide a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, terraced homes, colonies as well as detached family homes.
A spokesperson on behalf of the consortium, said: “We must thank the local community first and foremost for engaging with us throughout, helping us to shape the final proposals which have evolved over the past two years.
“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 the city. Following [the] decision our focus now turns to assisting the City of Edinburgh Council to ensure a timely delivery of these improvements”
A key component of the site is the extent of publicly accessible green space – which totals over a third of the entire development and includes linear parks, a seven-hectare park, and over 700 new specimen trees.
In addition, a half kilometre 20-metre wide green corridor at Maybury Avenue will feature a much-needed cycle and footpath detached from Maybury Road.
Further improvements to the walking and cycling network will be made from Planning Gain contributions the developments will make. In line with the Local Development Plan these routes will connect to the land at West Craigs, and as part of that development connect onwards to the Gyle and Edinburgh Park.
As part of the 655 homes, 25% of the development units will be of affordable tenure delivered with a Registered Social Landlord partner; comprising a wide range of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and terraced homes. The affordable housing will commence as part of the initial phase of development.