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One of the UK’s most historic cities will quickly have a brand new neighbour as a brand new city is ready to be constructed proper subsequent door.

Developers have put in a planning software for a 200-acre settlement consisting of seven,000 houses exterior of Edinburgh. West Town has been labelled by these supporting it as the largest homes-led improvement in Edinburgh in trendy occasions.

The improvement contains retailers, colleges, and social and medical services. It would additionally see the creation of a park with entry to just about 10km of energetic journey routes, weaving by way of and round 500,000 sq. toes of economic house.

The Edinburgh Tram route runs by way of the location, and a brand new tram cease can be created. It’s designed in order that residents can stay there with no need a automobile.

Developers stated the location would even have 27 acres of parks and a community of cycle, working and strolling tracks.

The plans have been put ahead by West Town Edinburgh Limited – shaped in April 2021 by Drum Property Group, which owns the land.

Drum managing director Graeme Bone stated: “We now have the opportunity to make West Town an exemplar, sustainable 20-minute neighbourhood on a par with the best new developments taking place across the UK and Europe.”

He added: “Drum has a proven track record of delivering high quality large-scale communities across Scotland and our ambition for the area matches that of the proposed Edinburgh City Plan 2030. We look forward to continuing to work with the council to advance our shared vision to create a new, sustainable urban quarter for the city.”

He added they hope to have the primary part of houses and group facilities prepared for occupation in early 2026.

“The West Town planning application has been submitted following a successful 12-month local consultation programme which included two online and one public consultation events, resulting in more than 2000 visits to the West Town website,” he added.

John Watson, chief executive of Crosswind Developments, said: “We’ve been working closely with the council’s planning officials for some time now to unlock this strategically important site in the west of the city and have invested £8m in this project since 2017.

“Elements Edinburgh will offer homes and commercial space, designed to provide the perfect blend of life, work, learning, and nature for all.”

The venture workforce contains JM Architects, Mott MacDonald as geotechnical and transport marketing consultant, WSP as ecology, noise and vibration, and archaeology marketing consultant, and Synergie Environ as vitality and sustainability marketing consultant.