EDINBURGH Marina Holdings, the developer of Edinburgh Marina, has won a planning appeal to the Scottish Government for detailed consent to develop 100 new homes.

The firm behind the £500 million development said it is leading the Edinburgh Waterfront regeneration in Granton.

Phase one of the development will create about 850 permanent jobs, it added.

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The Moorings, made up of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, was backed by the government’s appeal Reporter, who stated: “I find that the layout, materials, design, height and density of the proposal are appropriate to the location … the proposed use of zinc cladding and larger windows on the upper floors and recessed vertical sections all contribute to a modern appearance, in keeping with the completed blocks.

“This helps to provide a sense of place which ties in with the council’s aspirations for the wider masterplan area and drawing on the positive characteristics of the area.”

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Strong pre-sales inquiries have already been recorded for the first phase of Royal Wharf - Living for Retirement, its luxury retirement scheme, the firm said.

Charles Price, who is the Edinburgh Marina asset manager and responsible for the Masterplan, said: “We are delighted that the Scottish Government recognised that this scheme provides a sense of place and also the significant value of Edinburgh Marina will have on the local the community.

“The Moorings will provide more much needed homes as part of our vision for a world-class waterside destination for Scotland.”