Palm Capital and 7N Architects unveil plans for new Edinburgh homes

Palm Capital and Edinburgh-based 7N Architects have revealed plans to build new a mix of apartments and townhouses in Edinburgh. 

A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) has been received by the City of Edinburgh Council, indicating the intent of the developer to lodge a planning application this year, for the site at Orchard Brae on Queensferry Road.

If approved, the development will comprise of a mix of 62 apartments and townhouses with associated landscaping, parking and infrastructure on land surrounding Orchard Brae House.

The plans incorporate 20% family housing and 25% affordable housing, complying with the City of Edinburgh Council policy, the developers revealed.

The proposals for this sustainable residential development aim to enhance and maintain the existing trees and landscape as well as converting 30% of the current car park surface into green roofs and gardens.

If approved, the proposals would also bring new residential streets and active frontages to Orchard Brae with private gardens whilst retaining the woodland fringe to Queensferry Road.

Palm Capital has arranged an online consultation which will take place on October 21 to provide residents with further information on the emerging proposals.

The website, which can be accessed at, will go live on the day, and a digital consultation event will take place on the same day from 3pm to 8pm. Consultants will be available to answer any questions and receive feedback through a two-way chat system during these hours. Feedback can also be submitted via the website.

Any representations or suggestions for changes to the proposals shared during the online event will be included in a Pre-Application Consultation report to accompany future applications. Hard copies of consultation boards and feedback forms Orbit Communications, Queen Street, Edinburgh.

Gabriel Rudert from Palm Capital said: “Providing the local community with the opportunity to help shape our proposals for this exciting new residential development at the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre is important to us.

“During the event, all residents will have the opportunity to enquire further about the proposals and give their feedback, which will be thoroughly considered when shaping the eventual planning application.

“We would urge all those that can to participate in this consultation process and have their views heard.”

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