In May 2017, Cruden Homes East and Teague Homes won planning permission in principle to turn the wider site into more than 600 homes over seven phases – as well as space for retail and commercial space.
Now, detailed permission has been granted for two of the plots at Salamander Place near Leith Links – 155 homes in ten blocks.
These two phases of the development will include the provision of 131 car parking spaces and 148 spaces for cycles. Affordable housing provision has been secured through a legal agreement for other phases of the development.
In a report to councillors, officers said: “The proposal comprises a good mix of housing and is well-designed, set within a suitable landscaped areas with access to pedestrian open spaces..."