Planning bid fears over houses by A90

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Residents have voiced their concerns over proposals from Taylor Wimpey to build housing in South Scotstoun.

The firm aims to submit a detailed planning bid for a scheme housing up to 470 homes and apartments on land beside the A90.

On Wednesday, organisers of an event say around 100 residents attended a public meeting at Scotstoun’s top shops to air their grievances.

It’s the latest in a series of major developments across the wider area that some people fear will cause further traffic and noise pollution.

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP for Edinburgh West, who attended last night’s meeting, believes residents are right to be worried about the proposals.

“Given the proliferation of housing development in and around the Ferry in recent years, and the pressure this has exerted on local roads and amenities, residents are rightly concerned that this could be a development too far.

“We will ensure that everyone with a concern about this proposal is alerted to the various stages of the planning process which will offer residents an opportunity to have their views heard.

“I’m determined that the City Council start taking seriously, the very real concerns of local people that until something is done about the chronic pressure on local roads, the lack of adequate public transport links and the pressure on local health services, that a moratorium on house building in South Queensferry be undertaken.”

Taylor Wimpey is staging a local exhibition of its plan to create hundreds of homes at the community centre behind Queensferry Primary School on Tuesday, November 15. It takes place from 4pm to 8pm.