More ‘net-zero’ homes set for north Edinburgh

PLANNING permission has been granted for a housing development comprising 120 ‘net-zero’ homes for the north of Edinburgh – hard on the heels of work beginning on 444 similar-type houses, being described as the largest of its kind in the country.

Only the other day, the city’s local authority was announcing construction starting on what they understand to be Scotland’s largest net-zero housing development – here.

This latest announcement again concerns the Granton waterfront area of the city, which the local authority is lauding as a £1.3bn scheme.

Says The City of Edinburgh Council, here: “Hart Builders will start work on site in 2023 at Silverlea to deliver 142 high-quality sustainable homes, including wheelchair-accessible ground-floor dwellings in a mix of social rent (91) and mid-market rent (51) each benefitting from coastal views and access to parkland.”

Picture credit: The City of Edinburgh Council / Smith Scott Mullan Associates

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