Murray secures approval for £500m homes project
Redheughs Village close to the Gogar roundabout
Murray Estates has received final approval from the Scottish Government for a £500 million housing development and supporting infrastructure in West Edinburgh.
The first phase of the Edinburgh Garden District – Redheughs Village – is set to deliver 1,350 homes of various types and tenures, including more than 330 affordable homes.
There is also funding for a primary school and nursery that will ensure places for all children on the development.
It will include a neighbourhood centre, convenience retailing, local road improvements, and a 40-acre park for the community.
Located to the south-west of the Gogar roundabout, the Redheughs Village project has been in the planning process since 2015.
It was approved by Edinburgh Council in June 2016 before being called in by the Scottish Government.
The reporter recommended that planning permission in principle be granted and this was ratified by Scottish ministers in April 2020.
Following the agreement of a Section 75 with the City of Edinburgh Council, Murray Estates was asked by the Government last October to review the project against the proposed local development plan.
That process is now complete and planning permission has been granted with no further conditions.
David Murray, managing director of Murray Capital, parent company of Murray Estates, said: “We are pleased to have received final approval from the Scottish Government for the first phase of the Garden District after a long and comprehensive planning application process.
“The demand for sustainably-built family homes in close proximity to the capital is acute, and we look forward to commencing the work that will deliver 1,350 much-needed houses, supporting infrastructure and civic amenity.”