Zone wins planning on appeal for Trinity conservation area homes
May 3 2016
Replacing a rundown garage, latterly used as an illicit cannabis farm, the £2.5m scheme will see retaining walls and drainage rebuilt to accommodate the new homes on a tight sloping site off Lower Granton Road.
In a statement the architects said: “The five new houses have been designed to maximise the potential of the site on a quiet lane in north Trinity. With three bedrooms and two living rooms they will be spread over four floors with private gardens and roof terraces.
“The houses will provide high quality, family accommodation in an area close to good transport links and amenities. Designed in a contemporary style, the timber-framed structures will be finished externally with white brick; they will be very low energy in use with solar panels and high levels of insulation.”
Objections to the proposal had centred on traffic issues arising from an increase in density, prompting councillors on the planning committee to initially refuse permission despite being recommended for approval by planning officials.
Construction is now expected to get underway in 2017.
Edinburgh north MSP Malcolm Chisholm was forced to apologise after falsely claiming the low-rise scheme would 'tower' over the area
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