Grand designs: plot with planning permission for sale in popular Edinburgh suburb

Friday, 25th May 2018, 8:45 am
Updated Friday, 25th May 2018, 9:47 am

Building your own home is a dream for many, but a plot within city confines can be notoriously hard to come by

Finding the land, designing a home, gaining planning permission to build and getting essential services to the plot can be difficult in an urban environment, particularly in a city like Edinburgh, with its strict planning regulations.

Tucked down a private discreet driveway off Lanark Road, in Craiglockhart is half an acre, sheltered by mature trees and greenery and bordering the Water of Leith.

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No 45a Lanark Road is an idyllic spot and comes with full planning permission for an impressive modern house.

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The plans are for an extensive five-bedroomed home with a large open-plan dining kitchen and living area, a double garage and features such as a terrace off the master bedroom and a cinema room.

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The privacy of the location allows for plenty of glazing and the whole house will be lit by a double-height central atrium.

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Full services to the plot are already in place, taking out much of the early work of a self build project.

There isn’t even much clearing of the site needed.

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As you might expect for a popular location, the plot doesn’t come cheap, but the opportunity to create a bespoke home in a secluded city spot will be tantalising to some.

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No 45a is on the market for offers over £450,000 with Coulters.

Words: Kirsty McLuckie