Sir David Murray goes green with ‘eco-village’ plan
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June 24 2010
A 3,500 home community would be centred on Scotland’s National garden centre, the ‘Calyx’, a showcase for sustainable gardening methods for residents and visitors.
This is intended to encourage residents to grow their own fruit and vegetables in gardens and allotments and every person would be within no more than a five minute walk to the nearest bus or tram stop.
It could be something of a misnomer though as the development would actually be built on existing green belt land, thus exacerbating suburban pressure on the city.
Should approval be forthcoming from Edinburgh City Council work could commence on site by 2014 and be completed by 2030.
Local SNP councillor Norman Work is sceptical of the plans however, dubbing it: “a housing scheme with a glorified garden centre.”
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