CALA has signalled plans to build a new community at what it claims is one of the most significant locations for the future supply of housing on the outskirts Edinburgh.

The proposed development sits south of Builyeon Road on the western edge of South Queensferry, and located between the approaches for both the Forth Road Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing.

CALA Management has acquired two-thirds of a wider 90-acre site, which received a minded to grant planning permission in principle in 2016 for 980 homes, 4,000 sqm of commercial space and provision for a new primary school.

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As lead developer, CALA is proposing around 700 homes, which will include 25 per cent on-site provision of affordable housing.

Around four acres will be earmarked for a variety of retail, leisure, and roadside related uses.

Detailed plans are expected in the new year with the aim of starting work on-site in 2021.

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Craig Lynes, land director with CALA Homes (East), said: “This location is already earmarked as a major contributing site to help ease the housing shortfall throughout the market in and around Edinburgh.

“We understand that duty, and want to ensure we bring a new community forward in a responsible way working with stakeholders including people living nearby.”

Keith Giblett, chair of the Queensferry and District Community Council, said: “Working with CALA Homes we hope to secure improvements to the town’s infrastructure.” CALA recently completed a joint venture at nearby Dalmeny Park for 156 homes.