Proposal put forward for residential-led development at Seafield

PROPOSALS have been put forward by Manse (Seafield) LLP for the delivery of a new mixed-use development on a site which forms part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s choices for city plan 2030.

A proposal of application notice (PAN) has been lodged with the local authority, which signals the firms intention to submit a planning application following consultation.

The plans would see the development be built at the site of the current Peter Vardy Vauxhall Garage on Seafield Road in the capital. The wider Seafield site is allocated for residential development in the council’s plan.

Manse (Seafield) LLP said that ‘ideally’ the full Seafield site would be delivered at once, but acknowledged that not all sites come can forward simultaneously for a variety of reasons – citing reasons such as the issue of long leases in place with current tenants and existing business plans of landowners. The firm said this could mean that it will be over a decade before some areas of Seafield can be developed.

It is hoped that delivery of the first phase will instil investor confidence that the whole area can ultimately be built out.

Colin MacPherson, of Manse (Seafield) LLP, said, “We are delighted to be bringing forward these exciting proposals for Seafield, which will serve to demonstrate that not only this site, but development of the wider area is achievable.

“As we have seen with major Masterplan sites across the city, building out an area with the complexity of the whole Seafield will take some time. Our proposals for this first phase will hopefully serve to kick-start that process and instil investor confidence in its deliverability.

“We look forward to continuing to engage with local stakeholders and the community as a whole as we progress this process.”