Up to 250 homes proposed for new Edinburgh seafront development

A property company is proposing up to 250 new homes as part of a seafront residential-led development in place of car showrooms at Seafield.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 7:00 am
Up to 250 new homes are proposed for the seafront side

Developers Manse LLP has lodged a proposal of application notice (PAN) for the land currently occupied by Peter Vardy Vauxhall garage and neighbouring Arnold Clark and Buccleuch Property sites on Seafield Road.

The two-acre site is the first to be brought forward in the wider Seafield area which now allocated for residential development in city council's Choices for City Plan 2030.

Since in-person public consultation events have been suspended due to Covid, Manse is holding an online consultation tomorrow between 3pm and 7pm. The company said consultants would be available during those hours to answer questions and receive feedback through a two-way chat system.

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Details of the project are due to be posted on a dedicated project website http://seafieldroad.scot/ at 9am.

Feedback can also be submitted via the website and information will be made available in paper format, if requested.

Colin MacPherson from Manse LLP said: "We're thrilled to be giving the public the chance to have a say on the future of Seafield.

"These proposals will greatly assist in the regeneration of this part of the city, and we are consulting extensively to ensure that the public have an opportunity to input their views and help us shape our ambitious proposals."

Seafield is one of several brownfield sites identified to help meet Edinburgh’s housing shortage. And there has been talk of how new residential development in the area could bring new life back to the beach there.

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