In July we noted that as far as many property developers seemed to be concerned, the recession seemed to be over, with new plans, or actual building work starting on sites at Shrubhill, the former Eastern General Hospital site and the Former Post Office Sorting yard on Brunswick Road, to name but a few.
In recent weeks proposals for hundreds more homes have gone public. Here’s a quick round-up of some the proposals that are in the offing, and details of the relevant public meetings that developers will be holding over the coming weeks to gauge local views on each project.
We’ve reached out to each of the developers to ask for electronic copies of the consultation materials, so if you can’t make any of the meetings, sign-up to our weekly email, and we’ll do our best to publish more details of these proposals when we get them.
76 more flats at the former Eastern General site
Architects Smith Scott Mullan are working on a plan that will see the last remaining brown-field site developed on the former Eastern General Hospital Site.
Although, the 1st of October public consultation meeting has passed, we’ve reached out to them to see if we can get electronic copies of the consultation materials to share on-line. Approximately 76 new flats are likely to built on this site.
Student flats plan on Bothwell Street
Located just off Easter Road, this proposal would see the demolition of a warehouse, and a replacement block of student flats added. It’s not clear exactly how many flats the developer plan to build on this site.
There will also be a public exhibition of the plans, where you’ll be able to give comments, scheduled at the McDonald Road Library on October 30 11am-4pm.
Revised Shrubhill plans
As predicted in August, it would appear that a the remaining Shrubhill site (not to be confused with the former site of Shrubhill House which is being converted to student flats/commercial use.) is to be redeveloped by a housing association.
Places for People group are to consult on early plans that will see several fairly significant sounding changes to a planning consent for the site dating back to 2005.
The new plans promise to remove some commercial space in favour of more residential accommodation, less car parking, and further alterations to the heights of the buildings.
The developers are set to reveal more of their plans at two “open days” at the McDonald Road Library on Tuesday October 21 and Tuesday September 11, both between 3pm and 7pm.
200 flats off Bonnington Road Lane
This week early proposals for 200 flats emerged on a site close to the Water of Leith, off Newhaven Road. The site is currently dominated by light commercial buildings. The pre-application paperwork describes the development as “residential led regeneration,” which suggests that other uses may also be incorporated into the final plans too.
If you want to find out more about these plans, a public exhibition is planned at the McDonald Road Library on Tuesday November 4 from 3pm-8pm.