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Glencairn plans canal side homes

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Canal homes: proposed development

Glencairn Properties has unveiled detailed plans for a new canal side housing and commercial development in one of Edinburgh’s emerging property hotspots,.

The city-based developer has designed a mix of apartments with associated landscaping and parking creating a frontage to the Union Canal in the Fountainbridge area.

The proposed plans include 30 private residential and 13 affordable apartments along with ground floor commercial space.

It meets guidance in the Edinburgh Local Development Plan for 25% of all new housing of 12 units or more to be affordable.

The site is currently occupied by a small number of residential units as well as some vacant and existing commercial properties. These include a car repair garage and an office. A brick wall also screens the site from the canal front.

There are a number of large scale developments surrounding the site, including land formerly occupied by Scottish & Newcastle Breweries (Vastint Development), short stay serviced accommodation at Fountain Court Apartments, and the proposed mixed use housing developments at India Quay.

Glencairn Properties is submitting a full planning application for the first phase of the development, with the second phase being submitted for planning permission in principle.

The application site forms part of the wider Fountainbridge area and is identified in the Edinburgh Local Development Plan as an area for comprehensive redevelopment. The policies outlined in the report support the development of the site for housing-led, mixed use development.

The site also falls within the Fountainbridge Development Brief zone, which establishes a comprehensive townscape and infrastructure framework for the Fountainbridge area.


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