Huge new plans for multi-story houses in Edinburgh unveiled next to Capital Park
Revised designs for more than 160 homes on the site of an Edinburgh Taoist Tai Chi studio were presented to planners.
Homebuilder Dandara initially submitted proposals for 113 homes in a mix of flat and mews style on the Lochend Park border at Marionville Road in January, obtaining initial consent from council heads.
However, the company has returned with modified plans for the brownfield site, meters from the highly anticipated new Meadowbank Stadium, which will see 50 additional properties included in the development.
56three Architects say the increase in density “will allow more variation in the style of the houses.”
In a statement to planners, applicants said: “The updated proposal has been informed by positive pre-application discussions with Edinburgh City Council and takes into account key planning constraints and principles. design which were a factor in the approval of the previous application.
“The proposed development aims to make more efficient use of this highly accessible and sustainable site, by providing much-needed housing.
Previous CDA designs called for the creation of a central courtyard set back from the busy thoroughfare, with garbage and bicycle stores located on the ground floor of each block.
Each building is expected to be around five to seven stories high, comprising a mix of open plan studios, one and two bedroom apartments.
The mews and three-bedroom townhouses are also to be included in the design, with 25% of the park going for affordable housing.
An online consultation on the plans is scheduled for Wednesday August 4, but comments are accepted until August 18.