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Further wave of homes planned for Bonnington

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February 9 2016

Further wave of homes planned for Bonnington
The WBG Partnership has submitted plans for a brownfield residential development of 80 apartments at West Bowling Green Street, Edinburgh, drawn up by EMA.

Forming part of a wider masterplan for the area the six storey apartment block will be faced in white and buff brick with repeated elements designed to echo the mills, foundries and warehouses once found locally.

In a supporting statement EMA declared: “The proposals will create high quality positive street frontages and, when taken within its wider framework, will ensure permeability and encourage social interaction. The massing and urban form is appropriate, and in keeping with adjoining development which are approved or encouraged in the future.”

Hundreds of new homes are planned for the former industrial area, most recently a 214 home scheme also drawn up by EMA.
The Bonnington District is one of eight large regeneration areas cited in Edinburgh's local plan
The Bonnington District is one of eight large regeneration areas cited in Edinburgh's local plan
The site has already been cleared pending construction
The site has already been cleared pending construction

1 Comment

basho
#1 Posted by basho on 9 Feb 2016 at 14:26 PM
I generally welcome the transformation of this rather grim winswept area into housing. I just wish the designs were a bit more inspired. I like brick and all that, but a box boring box is just that, whatever you clad it in.

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