Newmills Road, Balerno
CALA Homes has held a public exhibition event in Balerno Community High School, to explain the draft proposals for a residential development on a site at Newmills Road, Balerno.
Newmills Road, Balerno
East of Scotland
This site is included for housing use (HSG37) in the Proposed City of Edinburgh Local Development Plan. This event was part of the required procedure for community engagement, before submitting a detailed planning application for a development comprising a mix of detached and terraced houses, apartments and mews flats. The total number of houses would be in the region of 200, which would include affordable homes.
The proposed Newmills Road site borders established residential developments on the north and eastern boundaries. CALA aims to develop a variety of high quality homes, sensitively designed to complement the character of the current surroundings. As well as home building, the proposals allow for improvements to the surrounding infrastructure and for the creation of attractive, useable outdoor space. It is anticipated that the development would ensure investment towards the improvement of cycling routes and the addition of new bus stops on Lanark Road West. At the south and western boundaries of the proposed site, a new linear park is proposed, which will allow links to the wider countryside, to the long distance National Cycle Network, to Core Paths and towards the Water of Leith walkway on the south side of Lanark Road West. There would be two road access points; one from Newmills Road which would serve a small group of houses and the second access for the balance of the site would be by way of a new priority junction on to Lanark Road West.
The formal period for making comments to CALA runs until Monday 31 August 2015. However, CALA believes that these proposals should be available to the community over a greater length of time and the draft plans will remain here for a longer period. They will be updated to reflect any changes which can be brought about as a result of comments received from the public. Once a detailed planning application is submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council, probably in late autumn, formal representations will need to be made only to that Council.
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