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Parc submit revised Craigmillar master plan

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September 30 2014

Parc submit revised Craigmillar master plan
Parc Craigmillar has submitted an application for planning in principle for Craigmillar town centre, revising a 2008 master plan which called for delivery of a supermarket, public square, homes and restaurants.

Master planned by Anderson Bell + Christie, alongside landscape architect HarrisonStevens and Arup engineers, this would build on existing work in the area by creating a commercial corridor along the south side of Niddrie Mains Road.

Proposed changes include downsizing the food store and better integrating it with its surroundings together with a shift away from flatted accommodation toward a broader mix of housing types.

Parc also acknowledge that a new train station is ‘very unlikely’ to be delivered in the near future and a central high school campus which ‘no longer meets current requirements’.

As such delivery of the civic space, foodstore, independent retail and a family restaurant will be fast tracked for early delivery, whilst other master plan ambitions are placed on the back burner.

In their design statement Andersin Bell + Christie said: “PARC wish to take forward those parts of the Masterplan that can be delivered early to continue to regenerate and reinvigorate the Town Centre as a whole.

“This PPP application therefore constitutes such first stage developments within the updated masterplan. They complement the existing town centre and create destinations that are well placed for local residents, and which are conveniently accessible by foot and public transport.”

A residential component drawing ‘contemporary inspiration’ from older Edinburgh house types; such as tenements, colony homes, terraced houses and town houses, is also in the works.
Delivery of a new high school catering for an influx of new residents has been pushed back
Delivery of a new high school catering for an influx of new residents has been pushed back
Parc have reappraised their plans to take account of what can be viably delivered in the current market
Parc have reappraised their plans to take account of what can be viably delivered in the current market

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