Greenlight for Build-to-Rent Scheme at Bonnington, Edinburgh

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AN APPLICATION for a Build-To-Rent (BTR) scheme at Bionnington Road Lane, Edinburgh has been minded to grant with conditions by the City of Edinburgh Council Development Management Sub-Committee. 

The new build will contain 453 BTR units of which 25% will be affordable housing.

The development is a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, duplexes, and studios, and will benefit from on-site concierge and maintenance staff.

The new proposed BTR site at Bonnington - Business News Scotland

The application was made by  property developer PLATFORM_  with further proposals include communal amenity spaces such as a resident’s lounge, roof terraces a bike cafe and workshop as well as a gym.

The site is in Edinburgh’s Bonnington area and extends from the former Bonnington Resource Centre at the southern edge and over the recently demolished John Lewis depot to the north.

The proposals also include communal amenity spaces such as a residents’ lounge, roof terraces, a Bike Café and Workshop and gym.

The new proposed BTR site at Bonnington - Business News Scotland
The proposals also include retail and employment space at ground level which will be available to residents, start-up companies, and other workers.

The proposals also include retail and employment space at ground level which will be available to residents, start-up companies, and other workers.

Additionally, the development will create a public pocket park, a new pedestrian priority public street connecting Bonnington Road Lane and Anderson Place, and will replant 80 additional trees across the site.

PLATFORM_ has undertaken an extensive community and stakeholder engagement programme.

The new proposed BTR site at Bonnington - Business News Scotland
The site is in Edinburgh’s Bonnington area and extends from the former Bonnington Resource Centre at the southern edge and over the recently demolished John Lewis depot to the north.

A community consultation was held in December 2019 and readvertised again in December 2020 to demonstrate improvements made since the original May 2020 submission.

Proposals were recommended for approval ahead of yesterday’s meeting after thorough discussions and collaboration with city planners.

A spokesperson for PLATFORM_ said:“We are very pleased to have received approval for our high-quality Build-to-Rent scheme at Bonnington Road Lane.

“The development will offer residents flexibility on a wide range of housing needs. The project will support the delivery of regeneration within the local area.

“Our key aim is to create quality, sustainable, and responsibly managed properties and we are looking forward to delivering this for Edinburgh.

“We will continue to update the community as the project develops and look forward to working with our partners across Edinburgh to deliver this exciting development.”