Edinburgh ‘leading Scottish building boom’

Edinburgh is leading a Scottish building boom, according to new data. Picture: TSPL
Edinburgh is leading a Scottish building boom, according to new data. Picture: TSPL
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Edinburgh is leading a Scottish building boom, according to Royal Mail data.

The City of Edinburgh has applied for the most new development plans in Scotland in the last three years, it said.

Royal Mail’s “Not Yet Built” database is notified of any new building developments, both business and residential.

Annual construction output in Scotland has nearly doubled in the last five years, according to the company.

A spokesman said: “The City of Edinburgh district is very much at the epicentre of this growth, with 9,014 new development plans applied for in the last three years.

“Infrastructure, including water, roads and railways, is the main driver for building in the last five years within Scotland.”

Glasgow ranked second for new development applications (6,215) followed by South Lanarkshire (4,684).

City of Edinburgh Council chief executive Andrew Kerr said this week he believed the capital could overtake Glasgow as Scotland’s largest city by 2032.

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