Land acquired for 134-home Edinburgh development

A Taylor Wimpey typical street scene

TAYLOR Wimpey East Scotland has acquired land at Gilmerton Station Road in Edinburgh ahead of plans to deliver 134 new homes.

The proposal for Farrier Fields includes the provision of 100 two, three, and four-bedroom properties, as well as 34 affordable homes offering a mix of two and three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached houses together with the associated infrastructure.

The land at Gilmerton South forms the final phase of a masterplan development to deliver almost 1,000 new homes, which was granted Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) in 2016. Taylor Wimpey said its application for Approval of Matters Specified by Condition (AMSC) will build on the outline design framework, integrating the proposed new development with the existing housing near the site boundaries.

A planning decision is expected within the next few weeks from The City of Edinburgh Council.

Taylor Wimpey explained there are ‘significant’ areas of open space which will be retained and improved for the use of residents, and the firm will connect into the existing sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) to manage surface water.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said, “We are so pleased to have acquired the land off Gilmerton Station Road in South Gilmerton, Edinburgh, which cements our commitment to the Gilmerton South masterplan and will complement our previous local development at Kinloch Green. We’re also looking forward to a positive planning decision from The City of Edinburgh Council to allow us to progress our plans and begin delivery of new homes here later this year.

“As well as an impressive range of new homes, our development will provide a range of economic benefits for the local Gilmerton and wider Edinburgh area which includes supporting over 160 jobs per year of construction, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses from those who choose to live in one of the new homes this development aims to deliver.”