Consortium to deliver 655-home development in Edinburgh

PLANS for a new 655-home development in Edinburgh have been given the green light by local councillors.

The Cammo Estate project is a consortium scheme by CALA and David Wilson Homes and includes 164 affordable homes. The development will comprise a mix of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, terraced homes, colonies, and detached houses.

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 yesterday’s decision our focus now turns to assisting the City of Edinburgh Council to ensure a timely delivery of these improvements.”

A feature of the site is the extent of 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. A half kilometre 20-metre wide green corridor at Maybury Avenue will feature a cycle and footpath detached from Maybury Road.

The spokesperson added, “At the heart of the design solution has been the delivery of an outstanding landscape environment along with significant investment to improve public transport, education and health care and the delivery of an excellent pedestrian and cycle network. Within the development site we will deliver new bus infrastructure in addition to making contributions to public transport connections to the site.

“In addition, there is an exceptionally wide range of homes that will help to ease the supply shortfall that features throughout the market.”