Plans to build 600 homes on Cammo Estate submitted

PLANS to build more than 600 homes near the capital's Cammo estate have been lodged with city chiefs.

Friday, 4th May 2018, 10:51 am
Updated Friday, 4th May 2018, 10:55 am
The proposal includes the provision of more than 160 'affordable' homes

Developers CALA and David Wilson homes say around 160 properties will be designated for affordable housing as part of the project.

Proposals put forward for the development include a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments, as well as the creation of colony and terraced housing.

The 656-home project will also feature larger four and five bedroom detached homes and includes a 20-metre wide ‘green corridor’ for pedestrian and cycling routes near Maybury Road.

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Developers CALA and David Wilson homes say a 20-metre wide 'green corridor' will provide greater access for cyclists and pedestrians

Around 25 per cent of the homes will be listed as ‘affordable’ and will comprise a range of apartments.

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A spokesman for the consortium said: “This application is the next stage for a project that forms an important element of the City of Edinburgh Council’s vision for new homes across the capital.”

“We feel this final proposal is well-judged, well-balanced and respects the location and the existing community and will bring long-term enhancements to this part of Edinburgh.”

He added the group had worked closely with local community groups in the Cammo estate to ease concerns over a lack of transport links.

The plans include changing the speed limit on nearby Maybury Road and space for a bus turning site to enhance public transport provision.

The spokesman continued:“A great deal of work has gone into the submitted planning application, with contributions from the community taken on board, we thank those that attended the public consultation event and provided feedback on the initial design proposals.”

“We recognise the concerns raised particularly in relation to transportation and we are pleased that this development will ensure that funds are made available, through the City of Edinburgh Council’s action plan, for the delivery of improvements to the local road network.”

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