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October 1 2020

Queensferry expansion goes out to public consultation

The public is being invited to have their say on a significant expansion of Queensferry on fields to the south of the town off Builyeon Road.

CALA Homes has launched a consultation on its plans to update approval in principle dating from 2018 for as many as 980 homes by adding a care home, supermarket, petrol station and drive-thru restaurants into the mix.

The revised masterplan concerns a high-profile site is situated on the approach roads to The Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing and are expected to be formally filed for planning approval later this month.

CALA land director Derek Lawson said: “We want to give local stakeholders the best possible chance to view, understand and respond to our plans prior to them being submitted in late October 2020.

“The website also allows comments to be submitted via an online feedback form, with comments able to be submitted until 09 October. We will be also hosting a ‘live chat’ event on Friday 02 October, from 3pm to 8pm."

Keith Giblett, chair of the Queensferry and District Community Council, added: “The Community Council were critical of the previous Masterplans for the site. We have received a preview of the CALA proposals, and we believe they are much improved."

As part of its charm offensive, CALA has pledged to deliver 25% affordable housing on the site and contribute funding towards a new primary school and public transport improvements.

A linear park and woodland will screen the M90 from view
A linear park and woodland will screen the M90 from view
New links to the town centre will be established
New links to the town centre will be established

5 Comments

Location?
#1 Posted by Location? on 1 Oct 2020 at 13:54 PM
It would be a good to expand South Queensferry but can we not do better than putting houses next to a motorway? The thin strip of trees (not exactly my idea of woodland) won't stop much noise or pollution.
Inahuf
#2 Posted by Inahuf on 1 Oct 2020 at 15:24 PM
Tell me the affordable housing isn’t all by the motorway.... if so that’s unforgivable.
otherwise, not too bad esp in its handling of the relationship with the existing community by diverting traffic through a new local centre (discouraging rat run use) and giving the existing homes a more peaceful setting. Can’t see MacD’s being happy which is a bonus too.
Fair Trade Charlie
#3 Posted by Fair Trade Charlie on 1 Oct 2020 at 15:51 PM
Developer obligations in the form of on-site affordable housing provision, education and transport contributions are exactly that - obligations - and not 'part of a charm offensive.'
Philip
#4 Posted by Philip on 1 Oct 2020 at 18:23 PM
More crap sprawl.... on the edge of sprawl. Entirely inevitable sadly
Cala’s charm offensive normally has a strong whiff of the Swiss Tony... both peddling tired, dated dross to unsuspecting punters with low expectations.
Gurpleburetyasdqierfged
#5 Posted by Gurpleburetyasdqierfged on 2 Oct 2020 at 01:19 AM
In Edinburgh the wind is from the South and the West for around 80% of the year, think of the long term effects of breathing in all that air pollution.

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