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Planning granted for Avant Homes’ £71m, 312-home development in Edinburgh

Housebuilder Avant Homes is set to bring 312 homes to Edinburgh, after planning permission was granted by The City of Edinburgh Council for a new £71m development.

Named The Lanes, the 20-acre site, which is situated just off The Wisp, forms part of the first phase of homes in Alba Developments’ masterplan to create over 700 new-build homes across the 68-acre former Edmonstone House and Estate.

The development will feature a selection of two-bedroom apartments, and two, three, four and five-bedroom semi-detached and detached homes across 14 of Avant Homes’ signature design-led house designs. The first homes are due to be ready for occupation in early 2023.

Of the 312 new-build homes, more than 25 per cent have been designated for affordable housing. In addition to delivering new homes for Edinburgh, Avant Homes has also committed to a community contribution of £1.8m to support local education provision.

Avant Homes Scotland managing director, Gerry Leitch, said: “The Lanes is an incredibly exciting new development for us. We’re very pleased to have secured planning approval to deliver 312 new homes in such a prestigious location and make our own contribution to the wider development of the Edmonstone Estate.

“Works are set to commence in the coming weeks, and we look forward to creating a highly desirable development for Edinburgh buyers.”

Based in Stirling, Avant Homes Scotland is part of the Avant Homes group, one of the leading private developers of residential property in the UK. The group currently has 57 developments across its five operating regions.

Avant Homes Scotland currently has 13 developments under construction stretching from Stewarton  to Dundee.