Land sale set to lead to more Shawfair homes

THE developers behind the new town of Shawfair, near Edinburgh, have sold a 16.1-acre plot of land to housebuilder Stewart Milne Homes.

Subject to planning approval, the site adjacent to Danderhall will take the number of new homes with consent or currently underway to over 1,000 across Shawfair.

Nick Waugh, director of Shawfair LLP said, “We are delighted to welcome Stewart Milne Homes as the sixth housebuilder at Shawfair. They have a deserved reputation for high quality, elegant homes and will be a welcome addition as we move a step closer to our planned 4000 homes. Meanwhile, we are progressing plans for an attractive and sustainable town centre beside the existing railway station, with community and health facilities, schooling, nurseries, shops, homes and businesses – everything that a vibrant, thriving community needs to flourish.”

Gerry More, group MD for Stewart Milne Homes added, “Stewart Milne Homes is focused on creating developments with a strong sense of place, through appealing streetscapes and sympathetic designs, where residents can be proud to call home. Shawfair meets Stewart Milne Homes’ criteria that our communities should have good transport links and infrastructure to access both amenities and outdoor life. We are looking forward to creating neighbourhoods and building homes that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.”

Five other housebuilders – Bellway, Dandara, Mactaggart & Mickel, Miller Homes and Places for People – are also building at Shawfair, with around 200 homes already completed.