200-plus ‘affordable homes’ set for Edinburgh

TWENTY-three houses owned by the Ministry of Defence in Edinburgh (in the Dreghorn area of the city) are to be sold to the local authority, as part of a 200-plus ‘affordable homes’ plan.

140 of these new homes will be in the Greendykes area of the city, with 74 of them owned and rented out (at social rent levels) by the local authority (aka council).

Similarly, 73 of the new homes will be in the Wester Hailes area of the city, with 41 of them owned and rented out by the council.

Says the council (here) of the Greendykes initiative: “They form the final phase of the council’s 15-year Greendykes masterplan (here), which is delivering 2,200 new homes in total, alongside four new schools, a new public park, a brand new town centre and 300,000 sq ft of retail space.”

And the council goes on to say the homes will be built to net-zero-carbon-emissions standards, using ‘modern methods of construction’ (aka factory-built) and in collaboration (here) with Scots innovation centre, BE-ST (Built Environment, Smarter Transformation).

The so-called Edinburgh Home Demonstrator (EHD) programme is described (here) as “a new approach to briefing, design, procurement and construction”.

Pictured: Dreghorn, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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