Views sought on proposed major expansion of west Edinburgh

A PROPOSED major extension to the western edge of Edinburgh is seeking views from the general public, as to its detail.

As many as 7,000 homes could be built on the 205-acre site near the city’s airport, with local architecture practice, 7N, as part of the project.

‘West Town’ – located between Ingliston Park & Ride and the Gogar roundabout- is being described as potentially “one the most significant and sustainable urban expansions of Edinburgh in a generation”.

The company behind the proposal is West Town Edinburgh, formed in April last year by local developers, Drum Property Group.

Says a media announcement from Drum, here: “Development proposals follow guidelines set out by the proposed Edinburgh City Plan 2030 (here) to meet the fast-expanding housing needs of the city, recommending a ‘mixed-use development with space for some 7,000 homes’. West Town’s initial proposals include creating a sustainable homes-led town centre community combined with the employment, commercial, leisure and community provision needed to create a ‘20-minute neighbourhood’.”

A public consultation is being run until June 3 – here.

Picture credit: 7N Architects