Plans submitted for 236 homes, east of Edinburgh

PLANS have been submitted for a housing development comprising 236 properties – to the east of Edinburgh.

Says a media release issued – here – on behalf of affordable housing specialists, Cullross Ltd, the schemet, estimated to cost £60m, “forms part of the local development plan and has an existing planning approval in principle”.

The site is located at Newcraighall, Musselburgh.

The release goes on to say: “The detailed planning application has been submitted to The Edinburgh City Council following the completion of the pre-application notice consultation period, which commenced in December 2022.”

Seventy-five per cent of the fully ‘tenure blind’ development will be affordable properties, which will be managed by housing association, Hillcrest Homes.

And the release continues: “As part of the development, a new linear park will be formed. This will provide extensive amenity for both the existing and new residents, along with any visitors to the area. There will also be a new active travel route formed to Musselburgh train station creating excellent links and access to the city centre. This will allow access to the city centre in circa. 15 minutes.

“Allotments are included to the north of the linear park along with a small retail development, which has been included within the proposals to meet the local needs, and as part of the 20-minute neighbourhood offer.

“Enhanced biodiversity has been carefully considered and is included throughout the site.

“Other important aspects of the development include the sustainable drainage systems (SUDs) strategy addressing the existing flooding on site. This has been carefully coordinated [with an adjacent housing development, called New Brunstane] to allow future integration of their development.

The project team comprises:

Cullross Ltd – developer

Hillcrest Homes – housing association

jmarchitects – architect and masterplanner

HarrisionStevens – landscape architect and urban designer

Goodson Associates – civil and structural engineer

Hulley & Kirkwood – MEP engineer and sustainability sonsultant

Stefano Smith Planning – planning consultant

Brodies – legal advisor

Picture credit: Cullross / jmarchitects

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