Pennywell plans gather pace with Phase Three approval granted

PLANNING permission has been secured for the next phase of regeneration at the award-winning Pennywell Living development.

The proposals from regeneration firm Urban Union and architects and town planners Barton Willmore, includes plans for 315 dwellings, comprising 175 flats and 140 houses, landscaping and associated drainage and infrastructure.

The approved plan is for phase three of four at the development, part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s 21st Century Homes programme. It is one of Scotland’s largest housing-led regeneration projects.

Urban Union has already delivered 193 homes, with a further 177 currently under construction. In total over 700 homes will be delivered at the development, with work expected to be completed in 2023.

Neil McKay, managing director of Urban Union said, “We are very pleased with the council’s decision to grant planning permission for the next phase of the Pennywell Living development. The first two phases welcomed significant interest and we hope to see the same response to phase three. We are committed to creating lasting communities and look forward to expanding the strong, growing Pennywell community even further.”

The Pennywell development is the result of a £42 million investment by the City of Edinburgh Council and includes £7.9 million grant funding from the Scottish Government.

Jon Parry, associate architect at Barton Willmore in Scotland added, “We are making great strides in the redevelopment of Pennywell and today’s approval is yet another significant milestone. The proposals have been designed to be sympathetic to the earlier phases of regeneration and provide high quality, well designed energy efficient housing set amongst well landscaped public realm.

“The approval will support the area’s vision of being a place to work, shop, live and visit.”