Grand designs: plot with planning permission for sale in popular Edinburgh suburb
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.
No 45a Lanark Road is an idyllic spot and comes with full planning permission for an impressive modern house.
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.
The privacy of the location allows for plenty of glazing and the whole house will be lit by a double-height central atrium.
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.
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.
No 45a is on the market for offers over £450,000 with Coulters.
Words: Kirsty McLuckie