New homes plan for site neighbouring Queensferry Crossing

Plans to build 176 new homes with a “famous view” at a site next to the new Forth bridge have been laid out.

Plans have been lodged to build 176 new homes with "famous views" of the new Queensferry Crossing over the Forth
Plans have been lodged to build 176 new homes with "famous views" of the new Queensferry Crossing over the Forth

Proposals have been drawn up after consultation with the local community for an area of land made available after the completion of the Queensferry Crossing.

The development, by Cala Homes will include a range of houses and apartments of different sizes, including 44 affordable homes.

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These will be a mix of social rent, to be delivered by a housing association, and Golden Share, a discounted sale initiative.

The site at Queensferry, which was made available after the new Forth bridge was completed, will include a range of houses and apartments of different sizes - including affordable homes

If City of Edinburgh Council planners approve the scheme, it’s hoped work could begin as early as next autumn.

Keith Giblett, chair of Queensferry & District Community Council, has welcomed the developer’s engagement with the community in drawing up the proposals.

He said: “It is good to see that Cala has listened and taken on board design changes to their proposals for the site arising from the earlier public consultation.

“Now that the planning application has been lodged with the City of Edinburgh Council, the Community Council will consider the detailed designs and we will formulate our response.”

Derek Lawson, strategic land director at Cala Homes, said feedback from the community had led to “positive design changes” and improvements to the scheme.

He added: “The site is situated next to the new Queensferry Crossing, and gently slopes towards the River Forth to the north, giving homes here a famous view.

“We’re delighted to now be putting it forward for approval.”

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