Avant gets green light for 312-home Edinburgh development

AVANT Homes is set to deliver 312 new homes in Edinburgh after city councillors approved plans for a £71 million development.

Named The Lanes, the 20-acre site, located just off The Wisp, forms part of the first phase of homes in Alba Developments’ masterplan to create over 700 new-build homes across the former Edmonstone House and Estate.

The development will feature a selection of two-bedroom apartments, and two, three, four and five-bedroom semi-detached and detached homes. The first homes are due to be ready for occupation early next year.

Avant revealed that more 25% of the properties have been designated for affordable housing. The housebuilder has also committed to a community contribution of £1.8 million to support local education provision.

Gerry Leitch, MD of Avant Homes Scotland, said, “The Lanes is an incredibly exciting new development for us. We’re very pleased to have secured planning approval to deliver 312 new homes in such a prestigious location and make our own contribution to the wider development of the Edmonstone Estate.

“Works are set to commence in the coming weeks, and we look forward to creating a highly desirable development for Edinburgh buyers.”