The creation of a £1.3bn connected and sustainable new coastal town at Granton Waterfront in Edinburgh has reached its next major phase.
The Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to transform Edinburgh’s largest brownfield site has been published today. The plans have been developed in partnership with Cruden Homes (East) Ltd. They include plans for over 700 net zero homes, of which at least 35% will be affordable, capacity for a primary school, commercial units, active travel routes and other sustainable transport infrastructure as well as attractive public and open space.
The Council would like to find out what people think about the plans for Phase 1 and have organised in-person events: Tuesday 13 June from 4pm to 7pm and Saturday 17 June from 11am to 2pm at the Granton Station building, 1 Granton Station Square. People will also be able to share their views online.
An online event will be held on Thursday 22 June from 6pm to 7.30pm and a ‘You Said, We Did’ event will be held in person on Wednesday 23 August from 4pm to 7pm at 1 Granton Station Square.
The City of Edinburgh Council Leader, Cammy Day, said:
It’s great to see that plans have now been submitted for the largest regeneration project of its kind in Scotland at Granton Waterfront. The PAN is for the first phase of this ambitious and exciting £1.3bn regeneration project for the city.
Sustainable regeneration like this is so important as we transition towards a greener economy in our Capital. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity here to build a 20-minute neighbourhood completely from scratch with affordable net zero homes, shops, cultural and leisure and education facilities all close by.
We’ve been consulting with people at every step of the way during this project so please be a part of this transformation of the north of the city and give us your views either at one of our events or online. This will help us to make sure we get it right for those who will be living in, working, and visiting this new area as well as everyone currently living in the many established communities nearby.
- The new area will be well connected to the rest of Edinburgh and beyond with sustainable travel links and active travel routes running through the site following the principles of sustainable travel in our City Mobility Plan.
- The Council is also progressing plans to bring forward a low carbon heat network – solution for the first and future phases of the project contributing to its target to reach net zero emissions by 2030.
- Cruden Homes (East) Ltd design team comprises Smith Scott Mullan Associates as lead architect along with OPEN (Optimised Environments Ltd.) as landscape designers. Together, they set extremely high standards using exemplary design to help to develop a blueprint for the Capital’s 20 minute neighbourhood model, making sure those who live in the area have all the facilities they need including workspace, retail and cultural opportunities close to home.
- Several early development projects are also well underway in the area including construction of over 500 net zero homes for sale and affordable rent at Western Villages and the site behind Granton Station Building. Work is progressing to restore the iconic gasholder including creation of a public park within its frame, and the former Granton Station Building is ready to welcome its new tenant social enterprise and arts charity WASPS, who will work from the building. The new Granton Station Square outside the station building is also ready to be used as an exciting space for public use in the future.
- Historic Environment Scotland and the National Lottery’s Heritage and Place Programme also recently announced over £50,000 to develop plans for the heritage and restoration of four key historic buildings and structures in the area which will help secure future funding for delivery.