Work to begin on 600-plus homes development

WORK is to begin next month, upgrading a road running parallel to and within the Edinburgh Bypass that will serve a new housing development to be built and comprising over 600 homes.

The road works will take place on a site located between the hamlets of Millerhill and Old Craighall.

Housebuilders, Cala Homes (East), are behind the scheme, which will finally result in 620 new homes.

Says a media release on the company’s behalf: “As part of early works, Old Craighall Road – which runs through to the site – is to be upgraded by Cala with the introduction of a new road and footways, lighting, drainage, and pedestrian crossings, making the route safer for families and commuters.”

The release adds: “Included in plans are a new bus park-and-ride that will cater for commuters travelling from Midlothian and East Lothian into Edinburgh, while a spine road is to be built through the heart of the development that will connect Millerhill to the city bypass and the A68 – further improving connectivity between [the Midlothian town of] Dalkeith and [the Edinburgh district of] Danderhall, allowing users to bypass the busy Sheriffhall Junction.”

Picture credit: Cala Homes (East)

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