Hundreds of new city homes planned as part of £71m development

The former Edmonstone Estate in Edinburgh is set to become a site for more than 300 new homes.

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Plans have been outlined for hundreds of homes to be built on a former estate in Edinburgh as part of a new £71m development.

Housebuilder Avant Homes has announced plans to build 227 private and 85 affordable homes at the Edmonstone Estate after completing the purchase of 20-acres at the site.

The development, which is set to be named The Lanes at Edmonstone Estate, will be located off local nature reserve Little France Park and the areas of Greendykes and Moredun, subject to planning.

The purchase marks phase one of the Edmonstone scheme, which involves plans to create more than 700 new homes for the area across the 68-acre former estate.

Avant has also committed to a community contribution of more than £1.8m, to support local education provision.

The first homes are estimated to be ready for autumn this year.

Avant Homes managing director Gerry Leitch said: “The Lanes at Edmonstone is an incredibly exciting new development for us, and will support the high demand for the delivery of much-needed homes in a prime location.

“This marks a significant acquisition for us and extends our presence in a key location in the east of Scotland and we’re very pleased to be delivering a landmark development that will be part of the former Edmonstone Estate.”

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