Queensferry community to have its say on proposals for new development

A housebuilder is encouraging the community in and around Queensferry to provide feedback on plans for a significant new development.

CALA Homes (East) is hosting an online consultation event, where local residents can learn about the proposals for a major expansion to the south of Builyeon Road on the southern edge of the town.

Identified in the Local Development Plan, the site is situated between the approaches for both the Forth Road Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing.

The site received a minded to grant Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) in February 2018 for up to 980 homes, employment land and provision for a new primary school.

CALA revealed that in response to local demand, the firm is also looking to add a care home, discount food store, drive-thru restaurants, and a petrol filling station to the proposal.

The planning approval is subject to approval of a revised masterplan.

Derek Lawson, land director with CALA, said, “We appreciate that current Covid-19 restrictions are restricting our ability to meet and discuss our proposals with the local community. We want to give local stakeholders the best possible chance to view, understand and respond to our plans prior to them being submitted in late October 2020.

“We are therefore inviting local residents to visit us from the comfort of their homes, via our dedicated website; www.cala-builyeonroad.co.uk.

“The website also allows comments to be submitted via an online feedback form, with comments able to be submitted until 9 October. We will be also hosting a ‘live chat’ event on Friday 2 October, from 3pm to 8pm, with CALA staff and its project team available to answer questions.”

Keith Giblett, chair of the Queensferry and District Community Council, commented, “The Community Council were critical of the previous masterplans for the site. We have received a preview of the CALA proposals, and we believe they are much improved. We encourage the wider community to visit the website and have their say on what is a significant expansion of Queensferry.”