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New west Edinburgh 'village' to tackle suburban sprawl

September 30 2022

New west Edinburgh 'village' to tackle suburban sprawl

Urban design consultancy Pegasus has filed a proposal of application notice for a new settlement at Hatton Mains, Edinburgh, on behalf of Inverdunning and landowner W&S Crawford.

Incorporating a market, homes, neighbourhood centre and primary school Hatton Village will be built around an active travel hub connecting to a public park.

An online exhibition sets out the plans in detail, including provision for 1,200 new homes and supporting facilities and infrastructure to establish a self-sustaining community.

Located at the junction of Dalmahoy Road and the A71 west of Edinburgh the village is being master planned by Max Davidson with high-density apartments and terraces clustered around the village centre with lower-density homes around.

In a consultation statement, Inverdunning wrote:"Edinburgh’s success has resulted in conflict between growth and conservation, the future and the past. There is significant forecast population growth over the next twenty years and current housing expansion involving the extension of existing suburbs is creating conflict with existing communities.

"Hatton Village offers the potential for a new community to make a significant contribution towards Edinburgh's housing growth requirements."

A mix of housing types and tenures will be offered including an aspiration for 35% affordable housing, delivered via Dunedin Canmore Housing Association.  

Improved bus links will connect the village to Edinburgh
Improved bus links will connect the village to Edinburgh


#1 Posted by DJ on 30 Sep 2022 at 11:31 AM
This "village" is the definition of suburban sprawl, needlessly developing greenfield land.
#2 Posted by Fava on 30 Sep 2022 at 12:04 PM
Agree with #1. Newspeak at its finest.
town planner
#3 Posted by town planner on 4 Oct 2022 at 16:11 PM
Agree with both 1&2. One way to reduce the unending sprawl would be to build with some more elevation in the right locations, eg...

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