November proved to be a very busy, and successful month for EMA. We saw a number of planning applications approved last month, some of which have been detailed below:
Redheugh East was approved at planning committee. The masterplan provides for 700 new homes on the western edge of Gorebridge adjacent to the A7. The site is well placed to take advantage of the recently opened Borders Railway, and the nearby stops at Newtongrange, and Gorebridge.
The masterplan also includes a new primary school, local hub and new railway crossing. The development should deliver improved footpath and cycle connections, which will help to integrate the new neighbourhood with the existing settlement.
We were proud to see that the Midlothian Advertiser featured Redheugh East, and our MD Ewan McIntyre had this to say about the news:
“This comes after about two years of hard work with the council and the community to arrive with a masterplan that everybody has supported.
“We now need to find a partner developer/ housebuilder to work with. We hope to be on site in the middle of next year. With the first phase completed by the end of 2016.
“It’s going to change the character of the A7 beyond all recognition. Really, it will stop being a country road at that section.
“It will have a big impact on the local community. The development will provide fantastic opportunities. And with the countryside and the view, we think it will be a huge success. There has been a huge amount of work spent on it.”
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Burdiehouse – Phase 2
Planning consent was granted for 211 new homes and apartments at Burdiehouse Edinburgh, which forms the second phase of development where new homes are currently under construction by Barratt Homes.
Further details will be provided in due course.
The Moray Council approved EMA’s masterplan for 1,500 new homes at Findrassie in Elgin as Supplementary Guidance.
The masterplan will shape development in the north of Elgin for the next 30 years. The landowner, Pitgaveny Estate, are deeply committed to delivering the vision set down in the masterplan and to improving the quality of Elgin’s new development.
We look forward to seeing these projects progress in the coming months/years, and with 3 working weeks left of the year, all hands are on deck in the EMA office, to ensure that we finish the year on a high.