Taylor Wimpey makes detailed planning application for 250 West Edinburgh homes

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has submitted an Approval of Matters specified in Conditions (AMC) application to the City of Edinburgh Council for the provision of 250 new homes through the development of land off Maybury Road.

Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) has already been secured for this development, and Taylor Wimpey’s AMC planning application sets out its detailed proposals for housing mix, landscaping and building materials.

The proposed development aims to deliver 250 new homes, 25% of which will be affordable. The scope of private new homes includes two-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom bungalows, two and three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached homes, as well as three, four and five-bedroom detached homes and four-bedroom townhouses.

The affordable properties will comprise a mix of two-bedroom apartments, as well as two and three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached homes.

This detailed application for the west of Edinburgh represents a significant investment in the local area by Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, and it includes contributions of almost £5 million towards education and transport, as well as an extensive landscape framework that will include the creation of a linear path through the proposed development to link it to the city, landscaping specifically designed to blend in with the local landscape and the existing farmhouse will be retained.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, added: “We are delighted to confirm that we have made our AMC application for the development of land at West Craigs in Edinburgh, following close consultation with city planners and adjacent landowners over the last few years.

“Our proposal includes a provision of 25% affordable homes within the development, and through sums already settled in the Section 75 Agreement, a significant contribution of almost £5m will be made towards local education and transport, which will include improvements to the Maybury and Barnton junctions, and the installation of a crossing on Maybury road.

“As well as delivering much needed new homes in west Edinburgh, our development will provide a range of economic benefits for the local area which includes supporting over 160 jobs per year of construction, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses.

“We believe this development would be a great addition to the local area. It also complements our other developments across the region.”

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