Portobello master plan submitted for planning
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October 13 2014application for planning in principle for the creation of a mixed use neighbourhood on a 3.45 ha brownfield site in Baileyfield, Portobello, on behalf of Cruden Property Developments.
The proposals envision delivery of 219 new homes, including 42 earmarked for retirement living, arranged in tenement blocks and colonies style housing around a central park, together with an Aldi supermarket fronting Portobello High Street.
Robust materials such as brick and simple forms have been specified to gel with the conservation character of Portobello. New pedestrian routes will also be driven through to improve connectivity between the beach and High Street.
In their design statement 7N said: “The masterplan proposes that the inner area of the residential component be made up of terraced colonies type housing.
“It is intended that the dwellings present active frontages elements, such as front doors and main living apartment windows to pedestrian priority streets, designed at a scale that is appropriate to a quieter and more intimate residential character.”
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