Developers move into Queensferry

Artist's impression of new development at Queensferry
Artist's impression of new development at Queensferry

Queensferry is set for a property boom as housing developers move in to the town to create 450 homes at Scotstoun.

The former Agilent Technologies site, which has lain empty since 2010, is to be developed and will eventually house 450 homes, 112 of which will be affordable housing.

Cala and Barratt Homes are expected to conclude the purchase of the land within days and work will begin as from May 26.

A spokesman for the developers said: ‘‘The development is a joint project between Cala Homes (156 properties) and Barratt Homes (182 units).

‘‘It will also include a further 112 affordable homes. And, as part of the proposal, commercial space and an extension to Dalmeny 
Station car park will be also delivered.’’

Almond Councillor Norman Work said of the impending work: ‘‘While any major construction will impact on the local community, there are some positives to be gained from the devepement. A new bus terminus will operate from within the development and a re-design of the car park at Dalmeny Station will help increase parking.

‘‘Traffic calming measures will be also implemented on Scotstoun Avenue and St Margaret’s Primary School is to get a new hall.’’