Plans submitted for Edinburgh’s Small Sites Affordable Housing Programme

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Affordable homes at Parkgrove Terrace in Clermiston

Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has submitted the next two planning applications for the City of Edinburgh Council’s Small Sites Affordable Housing Programme.

Submitted on behalf of Robertson Partnership Homes, the applications propose 44 new affordable for rent homes at Parkgrove Terrace in Clermiston and 26 new affordable for rent homes at Crewe Road Gardens in Pilton.

A further planning application for affordable for rent homes at Hailesland Place will also shortly be submitted.

The Clermiston proposals are set in the heart of a well-established residential neighbourhood. The development is a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats designed around a central courtyard with clearly defined public and private spaces and well integrated parking.

Plans for Crewe Road Gardens in Pilton
Plans for Crewe Road Gardens in Pilton

The Crewe Road Gardens proposals in Pilton will provide 26 new flats within a 4 storey block that respects the massing of surrounding housing. The proposals provide the opportunity for provision of a secure community garden area to the north which will be of great benefit to residents.

The site at Hailesland Place in Wester Hailes is nestled between Canal View Primary School and the Union Canal. The proposals consist of a mix of terraced houses and a 4 storey flatted block. The flatted block responds to the massing of Murrayburn Place to the west, whilst the terraced houses reflect the smaller scale buildings around the eastern boundary. New footpaths will complement the local pedestrian network helping to link together the neighbourhood.

Proposals for Hailesland Place
Proposals for Hailesland Place

Project designer Euan Revell said: “This programme is an exciting opportunity to add quality new social housing into brownfield sites within established communities throughout Edinburgh. All homes have been designed to maximise daylight and outlook and all are designed with people’s changing needs in mind. This means more residents can continue to live in their homes as their circumstances change.”

The City of Edinburgh Council’s 21st Century Homes Small Sites Programme proposes over 200 new affordable and mid-market rent properties across the north and west of Edinburgh. Barton Willmore is providing Architecture, Town Planning and Landscape Design services.

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