Planning awarded for 69 Wester Hailes homes
June 19 2020
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.