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June 19 2020

Planning awarded for 69 Wester Hailes homes
 The City of Edinburgh Council has given its backing to Prospect Community Housing in their bid to build 69 flats at Clovenstone Gardens, Wester Hailes.
 
Developed by Assist Design the plans consist of three separate blocks of flats fronting Clovenstone Road and Clovenstone Gardens, on a triangular plot backing onto Kingsknowe Golf Course.
 
An open space strategy will also see the transformation of roadside scrub to provide new footpaths, planting and parking.
 
In granting consent the development management subcommittee wrote: "The principle of the use is acceptable, there is no adverse impact on neighbouring amenity, the accommodation will provide a high standard of amenity for future occupiers. The parking and access have been well designed to prioritise active travel and meets the requirements of the Edinburgh Design Guidance. The proposal will provide contemporary, affordable accommodation within a well-landscaped setting and contribute towards the regeneration of Wester Hailes."
 
A combination of social and mid-market rental properties are earmarked for the site, with contractor J.Smart & Co expected to commence work early next year.
Homes will back onto Kingsknowe Golf Course
Homes will back onto Kingsknowe Golf Course
Rooflines seek to follow the contours of the land or frame key views
Rooflines seek to follow the contours of the land or frame key views

5 Comments

Chris
#1 Posted by Chris on 19 Jun 2020 at 15:01 PM
I thought we were knocking down buildings like this, not building more?
mick
#2 Posted by mick on 19 Jun 2020 at 19:34 PM
#1 Chris You got it so right, clearly the brief to the architects was future proof + forward thinking so as to create Future Slums.
IndyNoo
#3 Posted by IndyNoo on 20 Jun 2020 at 17:15 PM
This is the problem when Glasgow practices get to work in Edinburgh - they bring their awful aesthetic and lack of contextual awareness to design these monstrosities. Shocking.
Chris
#4 Posted by Chris on 21 Jun 2020 at 14:58 PM
Rather awkward statement given the practice has offices in both cities...
nathan wright
#5 Posted by nathan wright on 21 Jun 2020 at 22:43 PM
I worked as a student on Wester Hailes in the 1960s and it was so bad that I complained about it to my boss who said "The door's that way". But it was actually a lot more sensitive than this ! Dire !!

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