Housebuilder gets green light for 134-home Edinburgh project

Taylor Wimpey street scene

TAYLOR Wimpey East Scotland has announced it has been granted detailed planning permission to build 134 new homes on land at Gilmerton Station Road in South Gilmerton, Edinburgh.

Farrier Fields will comprise 100 two, three and four-bedroom homes, as well as 34 affordable homes offering a mix of two and three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached homes together with 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 Farrier Fields site complements the masterplan design framework, to integrate with the existing housing near the boundaries of the wider development.

The housebuilder added that ‘significant’ areas of open space will be retained and improved for the use of residents and a sustainable urban drainage system will be designed to manage surface water.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said, “We are delighted to confirm that an application for Approval of Matters Specified by Condition has been granted planning permission for our development of new homes on land off Gilmerton Station Road in South Gilmerton, Edinburgh. We believe this development will be a great further addition to the local area and it will complete the Gilmerton South masterplan vision.

“It is our intention to start pre-construction works within the next few weeks and we will keep the local community informed about our next steps. As well as an impressive range of new homes, our development will also 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.”

Meanwhile, Taylor Wimpey also confirmed it has made a detailed planning application to East Lothian Council for infrastructure works, which forms part of the delivery of the new neighbourhood of Dolphingstone, near Wallyford. The application includes detail relating to proposed earthworks, roads, drainage and SUDS infrastructure, including the formation of a new junction from the A199.

The firm will detail its plans to deliver a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes for the first parcel of land for development to East Lothian Council in summer this year. That application for Approval of Matters Specified by Condition (AMSC) will build on the outline design framework being implemented for the nearby St Clements Well masterplan.

The masterplan vision for Dolphingstone will provide 25% affordable homes and contribute to the delivery of a proposed new secondary school and local transport infrastructure improvements.