Edinburgh Council submits plans for 70 homes across two sites

Plans for the Bingham Avenue homes

The City of Edinburgh Council is continuing it 21st Century Homes commitment to deliver 20,000 new homes within a decade with the submission of plans for two new developments.

The local authority has teamed up with architects Anderson Bell + Christie for 40 houses for social rent on vacant ground at Bingham Avenue, Duddingston.

The development will offer homes from one-bed flats through to three-bedroom surrounding a communal garden.

An aerial view of the Bingham Avenue development

Cllr Kate Campbell, housing and economy convener, told our sister publication Scottish Housing News: “These sites are great examples of how we are using our land to provide more much needed affordable housing in Edinburgh. Our planning application for Bingham is to provide a mix of one, two and three-bedroom houses and flats for social rent. The plans also propose that we build colony style housing similar to that built at our multi-award-winning Leith Fort Development.

“Working with the Respite Centre for children with additional needs next door, there may also be an opportunity for a shared garden or space for tenants to grow vegetables.”

How the Peffermill Road flats will look

Elsewhere the council has unveiled plans for a further 30 mid-market flats on the site of a former Prestonfield care home.

Located at Peffermill Road, the project takes the form of two blocks sheltering a shared amenity area.

Cllr Campbell added: “At Parkview we’re proposing one and two-bedroom flats for mid-market rent. Tenants will have plenty of outdoor space with a south facing courtyard and gardens to allow for plenty of sunshine.”

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