Published: 18th Feb 2020

Plans have been submitted for a community-led sustainable housing project in Meadowbank, Edinburgh.  The planning process began in June 2018 and has involved various collaborative projects with people from the local community, including 15 workshops and 680 consultation responses. The independently chaired Meadowbank Sounding board, which has met six-times has also come together with community representatives and council officers to discuss the plans and ensure that they are in line with the needs of the community. The plans have been designed to protect the rare Wheatley Elms trees in the area, the development also incorporates a number of green parks and play areas, a rain garden and plans to plant more trees. The plans also include a low-car sustainable development, their aim is to prioritise active travel through a network of paths and roads. There will be 600 modern, low-carbon, energy-efficient homes with a minimum of 35% of them being … (To read the full article, subscribe below)