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Consultation launched for Edinburgh’s Garden District

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January 15 2014

Consultation launched for Edinburgh’s Garden District
A public consultation has been launched at Heriot-Watt University for a £1bn expansion of Edinburgh on green belt land to the west of the city bypass, outlining the potential for as many as 3,500 homes.

Edinburgh’s Garden District has been drawn up by lead master planner DPZ, with assistance from Michael Laird Architects and Gillespies, on behalf of Murray Estates and incorporates a 60 acre National Garden at its heart alongside schools, a conference centre, hotel and possible sports hub.

Murray Estates MD Jestyn Davies commented: “The start of this public consultation period is an important stage in bringing forward the proposals for the Garden District.

“The time has come for a serious debate on the future of Edinburgh’s growth, with the Garden District providing a unique way to create new and sustainable communities, whilst taking significant pressure off existing communities as Edinburgh seeks to meet its significant housing shortage.”

The consultation follows recent criticism from Malcolm Fraser that the project is being built in the ‘wrong place’, whilst locals remain concerned about any adverse impact on traffic.
The development would draw thousands of tourists to a new National Garden as well as thousands of new residents
The development would draw thousands of tourists to a new National Garden as well as thousands of new residents

3 Comments

Hambo
#1 Posted by Hambo on 15 Jan 2014 at 13:48 PM
Who on earth is supposed to play in that stadium? Hibs are sorted (and miles away), Hearts are bankrupt (and miles away) and Edinburgh Rugby have no fans.
Partick Bateman
#2 Posted by Partick Bateman on 16 Jan 2014 at 12:17 PM
Is the suburban sprawl in the top of the 2nd picture existing?
stuart linsley
#3 Posted by stuart linsley on 17 Jan 2014 at 15:34 PM
What pray tell is a 'National Garden" and why not revive the plans along the waterfront which could solve Edinburgh's housing shortage at a stroke and be linked to the city centre by some sort of modern transit system … has anyone thought of say, trams.

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