New development marks “significant stage” in Craigmillar regeneration

PLANS have been submitted for 169 new homes on a brownfield site in Edinburgh after a deal was struck between The EDI Group and Taylor Wimpey.

The proposed development would comprise a mix of private apartments and terraced and detached houses at Greendykes South near Craigmillar. The plans also include a small retail unit.

Pending approval, work on the seven-acre development could start this autumn. The project is part of the £200m+ Craigmillar Masterplan which includes 1800 new homes along with a town centre retail development and public realm improvements. The regeneration has been led by The EDI Group for the past decade.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director at Taylor Wimpey said, “We’re delighted to be working with The EDI Group to deliver some stunning new homes in this part of Edinburgh. The new retail facilities on the high street should serve to make this area even more attractive for purchasers, and based on our experience at our nearby Edmonstone Walk development, we anticipate very strong customer demand.

“As well as an impressive range of new homes, our development will provide a range of economic benefits for the local area which includes supporting construction jobs, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses.”

Mark Harris, head of development at The EDI Group added, “It’s fantastic to have a company of Taylor Wimpey’s calibre building on the site’s success with a very attractive scheme, which fits perfectly with our ambitions for Greendykes. This development will be the next significant stage of Craigmillar’s regeneration and we’re pleased to be playing our role in helping create attractive places in Edinburgh for people to live and work.”