Taylor Wimpey aims to build 470 homes in South Scotstoun

Almost 500 new homes could be coming to South Scotstoun.
Almost 500 new homes could be coming to South Scotstoun.

Taylor Wimpey is staging a local exhibition of its plan to create a major new housing development in South Queensferry’s South Scotstoun area.

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

If given the go-ahead the project on “this attractive greenfield site” will be under construction early next year.

The exhibition event – to inform residents of “updated proposals” – is at the community centre behind Queensferry Primary School on Tuesday, November 15 from 4pm till 8pm.

Taylor Wimpey says: “Under our proposals, we would provide a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments with off-street parking and landscaped gardens.

“A proportion of the new properties would be made available as affordable homes for local people in housing need.

“We also intend to provide a mixture of detached, semi-detached and terraced homes on our development.”

South Queensferry Community Council has warned any residents who may decide to oppose the scheme that any comments or representations made to Taylor Wimpey at the event wouldn’t count as representations against the plans.

Its spokesperson said: “Formal responses need to be lodged separately after the application has been submitted to Edinburgh Council.”