Proposals for major £180m
development at Craigmillar, extending over fifteen years have been
announced by PARC.
PARC is a joint venture
company comprising the EDI Group, Edinburgh City Council and Craigmillar
Community representatives. (, 'Promoting and Regenerating Craigmillar'.
These proposals include
- 3,200 new homes, 400 at Wauchope Square.
- two new primary schools, St Francis and Niddrie Mains, with a
shared campus - and two more primary schools later.
- parks and sports and play areas.
- a 'revitalised town centre'.
The first stage of this £180m development, 60 houses at Wauchope
Square, was approved by Edinburgh Council in March 2006. Building
work is expected to begin in Autumn 2006 with the first houses being
occupied in 2007.
The area is to be developed as
'home zones', an idea implemented in Holland in the 1970s.
There will be open spaces, narrow streets without pavements and priority
given to pedestrians over vehicles. 'Home zones' were first
introduced in Holland in the 1970s.
Edinburgh Evening News, March 31, 2006, p.21