Detailed plans submitted for west Edinburgh development

TAYLOR Wimpey East Scotland has announced it has submitted an Approval of Matters specified in Conditions (AMC) application to The City of Edinburgh Council. This relates to the provision of 250 new homes through the development of land off Maybury Road on the outskirts of west Edinburgh.

Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) has already been secured for the site, with the AMC planning application setting out detailed proposals for housing mix, landscaping and building materials.

25% of homes in the proposed development will be affordable. The scope of private new homes includes two-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom bungalows, two and three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached homes, as well as three, four and five-bedroom detached homes and four-bedroom townhouses. The affordable properties will comprise two-bedroom apartments, as well as two and three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached homes.

The application represents an investment in the local area by Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, and includes contributions of almost £5million towards education and transport, as well as a landscape framework that will include the creation of a linear path to link the development to the city.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland said, “We are delighted to confirm that we have made our AMC application for the development of land at West Craigs in Edinburgh, following close consultation with city planners and adjacent landowners over the last few years. Our proposal includes a provision of 25% affordable homes within the development, and through sums already settled in the Section 75 Agreement, a significant contribution of almost £5million will be made towards local education and transport, which will include improvements to the Maybury and Barnton junctions, and the installation of a crossing on Maybury road.

“As well as delivering much needed new homes in west Edinburgh, our development will provide a range of economic benefits for the local area which includes supporting over 160 jobs per year of construction, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses. We believe this development would be a great addition to the local area. It also complements our other developments across the region.”