CALA Homes site is to become the first green belt development to be approved by the Council under the new Local Development Plan in Eginburgh.
Proposals for 17 terraced and detached family homes at Riccarton Mains Road were approved. The 1.15 hectare site, close to Curriehill Railway Station and many other amenities in the area, could be under construction by August and completed as early as the end of 2016.
The development will include two-storey detached, semi-detached and terraced properties. The largest will be a five-bedroom home, while a further six will have four bedrooms. Ten of the homes will offer three bedroom accommodation.
While addressing a shortage of family homes in the area, the development will also contribute financially to vital improvements at Currie Primary School, enhancements to the Hermiston Gait Park and Ride and to Gillespie Crossroads, while also helping fund affordable housing schemes.