Councillors are expected to make a determination on a plan for 250 homes to the west of Edinburgh this week.

The development that would be built by Taylor Wimpey at West Craigs sits close to the Edinburgh Gateway station and Edinburgh Airport with separate developments also planned nearby.

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The application site includes Craigs Road to the north and the junction with Maybury Road and Cammo Walk to the north east. The West Craigs housing area and industrial estate are situated to its southern edges.

The proposal includes 250 homes "within a well-designed landscape setting that affords a good quality of internal and external amenity to future residents".

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Affordable housing units will be included at the site along with improvements to the surrounding road network.

There will also be “the retention and re-purposing of existing features including West Craigs farmhouse and stone walling at the site help to create a sense of place”.

Edinburgh City Council planning officials have recommended the proposal is approved and the case will be heard on Wednesday at a planning sub-committee.