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Edinburgh pushes south to tackle its housing emergency

February 21 2024

Edinburgh pushes south to tackle its housing emergency

Barratt and David Wilson Homes have shared their vision for a residential and commercial development south of Frogston Road East, Edinburgh.

The housebuilder documents how the land could host a sustainable neighbourhood, oriented to take advantage of views toward the Pentland Hills and help to tackle the city's housing emergency.

Built around a community hub, retail and commercial space the homes will be laid out in front of a flood plain to designs by EMA.

In a consultation document, the applicant wrote: "This proposal would provide essential new homes, including affordable homes, offering a wide range of sizes and types to meet with local need and demand. The proposed new community hub will provide a focal point for the local area, providing opportunity for new businesses, services and amenities, alongside high quality open space and play areas."

An application for planning in principle is expected by the spring.    

New footpaths will connect to the established residential neighbourhood
New footpaths will connect to the established residential neighbourhood


#1 Posted by Roddy on 21 Feb 2024 at 11:46 AM
Reminds me of Cumbernauld Shopping Centre
#2 Posted by Malandro1966 on 21 Feb 2024 at 12:28 PM
Lots of local opposition to this. It is greenbelt land so the proposal is contrary to the LDP. Not sure you can call it sustainable given local services, particularly healthcare services, are on their knees and the new Frogston Primary School is already at capacity! As for "high quality open space"...surely the highest quality is leaving it as is. There are still so many snagging items relating to the open space and pathways at Barratt's Heritage Grange development to the immediate east so not sure I'd hold any higher hopes for this if its built.
#3 Posted by Harrison on 21 Feb 2024 at 15:16 PM
Genuine question; Why are flat roofed buildings still be considered and approved in Scotland?

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