Barratt wins approval for 115 new homes in Leith

2284 02 B South Fort Street Street Scene View 03 WC_AA development of 115 new homes in the Leith area of Edinburgh has been granted planning permission.

The approval of Barratt Homes’ planning application will result in a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and colony homes to the north of the city, an area sought after by both families and first time buyers.

The development, located between Ferry Road and Bonnington Road, will include a landscaped green corridor featuring a new cycle path and pedestrian walkway to connect to the existing National Cycle Route.

2284 01 B South Fort Street OverV3 WCMansoor Ali, development director for Barratt Homes East Scotland, said: “New homes in Leith is good news for the area and good news for the city. We are continuing to see demand outstrip supply within Edinburgh’s existing housing stock, and this is unlikely to change.

“Our new development in Leith will go some way to help address this. As well as homes for sale we will also be working to deliver 28 affordable homes along with a number of properties for social housing, all set to help alleviate some of the current housing shortfall in the city.”

The development is expected to create over 500 direct and indirect jobs.

Additionally, Barratt Homes will be providing £530,000 for community improvements including education and transport infrastructure projects.

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