Edinburgh's Garden District, Edinburgh

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Residential with mixed uses.

Description

Murray Estates controls over 675 acres of land in West Edinburgh, which offers a unique masterplanning opportunity for the expansion of the city and the creation of a new urban district.

With close proximity to existing and planned public transport (including the new tram) and incorporating the Calyx (Scotland's National Garden), Edinburgh's Garden District is a once in a generation opportunity to create a sustainable new community.

Our vision has been shaped by our desire to create a wonderful new place for people to live, which draws upon all the best aspects of Edinburgh. Edinburgh's Garden District would be able to meet the Council's plan for the future growth of the city and much needed future housing supply.

Status

A key objective in the planning promotion of Edinburgh's Garden District has been to secure an allocation of the site for major residential and mixed use development in the Edinburgh Local Development Plan (LDP). This objective has come closer to fruition following the Council's consideration of the Second Edinburgh Proposed Local Development Plan on 14 May 2015, when it supported the allocation of the northern part of EGD, known as Redheughs Village to be allocated within the LDP. This first phase of the Garden District has a potential capacity of 1,500 houses.

The proposed LDP is now under examination by the Directorate of Planning & Environmental Appeals (DPEA) and this is expected to be completed by Spring 2016.

Murray Estates has summited an application for Planning Permission in Principle for the first phase, with an anticipated determination date in early Spring 2016.

For more information please visit www.edinburghsgardendistrict.co.uk.