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Edinburgh enacts people-first carbon neutral pledge at Meadowbank

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February 17 2020

Edinburgh enacts people-first carbon neutral pledge at Meadowbank

The City of Edinburgh Council with Collective Architecture have progressed an ambitious masterplan for land at Meadowbank sports centre by filing plans for 600 energy efficient homes, a GP surgery and community space.

With an emphasis on pedestrians and active travel the plan centres on a new network of paths and roads routed around rare Wheatley Elms, supported by a pledge to plant additional trees, parkland and a rain garden.

Councillor Kate Campbell commented: "We’re proposing that over a third of the homes we build at Meadowbank will be affordable - with most of those for social rent. To support our ambition to be a carbon neutral city by 2030, we’re also going to create great public spaces for children to play and people to meet, walk and cycle through. We’re prioritising people over cars and keeping parking to a minimum as well as building high quality energy efficient homes.”

Planners will consider the proposals in detail over the summer with construction of the new Meadowbank Sports Centre already well underway.

This concept massing diagram shows the belt of mature trees to be retained
This concept massing diagram shows the belt of mature trees to be retained
Three distinct sites will accommodate tenement-style apartments, colony houses and mixed-use apartment blocks along London Road
Three distinct sites will accommodate tenement-style apartments, colony houses and mixed-use apartment blocks along London Road

1 Comment

Daniel
#1 Posted by Daniel on 18 Feb 2020 at 08:39 AM
Good stuff - glad to see the Council has held firm against the local NIMBY interests.

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