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Finalised New Brunstane master plan to go on show

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May 11 2016

Finalised New Brunstane master plan to go on show
The EDI Group are to stage a second community consultation event in regard to their New Brunstane masterplan, Edinburgh, ahead of submitting a formal application for planning in principle.

New Brunstane has been drawn up by urban design and architecture practice Area to deliver up to 1,330 homes, retail and a primary school amidst parkland on 49 hectares of land around the historic Brunstane House.

Key design principles enshrine protection of key views to the House and Arthur’s Seat together with the adoption of landscape corridors and creation of a visual and acoustic buffer to mitigate the impact of the East Coast Main Line.

It is the latest in a series of large scale housing proposals for the periphery of the city, as it battles to meet rising demand for accommodation.

The master plan notes: “The housing would be at a variety of densities and scales with denser urban forms along the main walking and cycle routes, the parks and public gardens such that there are more people around and these will become well-used, attractive and safer places day and night.

“Medium and lower density housing would flow from centre to the open landscape edges where the majority of detached and larger
family homes would be located.”

The event will take place on 18 May at the Kings Manor Hotel between 15:00 and 20:00.
A public square will front the new primary school, which sits at the heart of the master plan
A public square will front the new primary school, which sits at the heart of the master plan
Key sightlines willbe maintained along with cross-site permeability
Key sightlines willbe maintained along with cross-site permeability

1 Comment

Kyle Waters
#1 Posted by Kyle Waters on 13 May 2016 at 11:28 AM
I like the clear juxtaposition of old and new, no use of trite sandstone and open green spaces.

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