Scotland’s ‘first net zero carbon housing development’ recommended for approval
Councillors look set to approve plans for more than 140 homes as part of a landmark project within the £1.3 billion Granton Waterfront regeneration project.
Council planners have recommended that detailed plans prepared in October last year be approved by the local authority next week.
The new proposals will see the site transformed with a mix of net zero carbon affordable and mid-market rent properties comprising 94 flats and 48 colony style homes. The project will also see a new football pavilion as a new home for Craigroyston Community Youth Football Club.
Replacing the former Silverlea care home, the net zero carbon homes will see residents benefit from improved energy efficiency. The development will have an abundance of high quality green space and links to the promenade and shoreline and is expected to significantly contribute to the wellbeing of the tenants and create a place which is both sustainable and attractive to live in.
Cruden Building was appointed by the City of Edinburgh Council to work with designers Smith Scott Mullan; Will Rudd Davidson; Hulley and Kirkwood and Hardies as its design team.
Phased construction is expected to commence later this year subject to consent. A decision is expected on January 12.