CCG gets the go-ahead for 194 Craigmillar homes

CCG has announced that planning permission has been approved for a further 194 affordable and low cost homes at Craigmillar town centre.

The green light follows on from other new developments in the area being built by the firm, including 74 affordable homes as part of the Greendykes Masterplan for City of Edinburgh Council and 111 affordable homes at Craigmillar on behalf of Dunedin Canmore.

CCG has been appointed to develop the new properties by City of Edinburgh Council as part of the Craigmillar town centre masterplan. The development will comprise a mix of flats and houses for affordable and market rent.

Councillor Kate Campbell, Convener of the Housing and Economy Committee said, “The regeneration of Craigmillar lies at the heart of our aim to ensure prosperity reaches everyone in every neighbourhood. We are building 194 homes in Craigmillar and this decision by our Planning Committee means more people struggling on low and middle incomes can live in a home they can afford. Work will start on site within a few months and this is a very welcome contribution to our delivery of 20,000 new affordable homes in the city.”

CCG director Calum Murray added, “CCG is delighted to be working in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council on what is a hugely important project that greatly contributes to the city’s affordable housing supply. We have been on site in Craigmillar since 2015 with developments including the regeneration of the former Niddrie Mill Primary School into 66 mixed tenure homes and the Thistle Centre for Health and Wellbeing. With this latest phase of housing, alongside our live contracts, CCG will have completed 440 homes in the area in partnership with affordable housing providers by 2020 which is a remarkable achievement.”

CCG said it expects to start on site in May this year.