Newsletter - Links - Advertise - Contact Us - Privacy

82 affordable Wester Hailes homes poised for planning

March 17 2022

82 affordable Wester Hailes homes poised for planning

Robertson Partnership Homes has hosted a second public consultation event to present its plans for 82 affordable homes on a brownfield site at Murrayburn Gate, Wester Hailes.

A U-plan six-storey apartment block is proposed for the brownfield site, enveloping a central shared green and play area with an active travel route and access road spanning the southern site boundary.

In a consultation statement, EMA wrote: "Contemporary architectural detailing and quality material are proposed to define the character of the regenerated site at Murrayburn Gate. A range of brick colour / tones are suggested with well-proportioned window opening and Juliet balconies to activate the streetscapes.

"A varied roof pitch design is proposed as a reference to traditional roof profiles found within historic Edinburgh tenement designs, with important corners picked out in a contrasting brick tone to define key entrance points into the site."

A full planning application is expected to follow next month. 

All homes are to be classed as net zero carbon
All homes are to be classed as net zero carbon


Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 17 Mar 2022 at 12:23 PM
Utterly grim! I can't believe that anyone involved in the design of this would be happy living in it.
#2 Posted by pooka on 17 Mar 2022 at 14:07 PM
can' ... phew
Craig Sanderson
#3 Posted by Craig Sanderson on 17 Mar 2022 at 15:14 PM
Good afternoon.
Thanks for the opportunity to comment or question.
How many/what proportion of the 82 'affordable' dwellings will be for social rent?
Craig Sanderson
#4 Posted by modernish on 17 Mar 2022 at 15:36 PM
This seems like a really expensive solution for the site. What is driving the density? There is little or no precedent in the area for 6 storeys. Also the flat layouts generate a need for 7 lifts! I mean I get it somebody else's money so no need to generate a value for money solution, but why waste money so obviously. Is the idea to build in a way that free's tenants from fuel poverty but capture's them in a building factor charge poverty.

A view over sea of car parking isn't a view at all.
Hey Hoo
#5 Posted by Hey Hoo on 17 Mar 2022 at 19:12 PM
Maybe that high to see the locals coming...... what happened to the Stallan Brand Masterplan for the area?
Ghetto King
#6 Posted by Ghetto King on 18 Mar 2022 at 10:18 AM
Nothing says ghetto more than repeating the mistakes of the past.
Gordon Brown
#7 Posted by Gordon Brown on 18 Mar 2022 at 15:53 PM
Imagine it in winter (six months please), in rain under grey skies, with boggy grass and no trees (they have been vandalised) and imagine how uncomfortable it will feel lingering in that space overlooked at close quarters from all those windows. So close to the old Westerhailes in form; ironically, and sadly, it should fit in well. And little imagination needed to predict what it will be like within 10 years!

Post your comments


All comments are pre-moderated and
must obey our house rules.


Back to March 2022

Search News
Subscribe to Urban Realm Magazine
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.