South Scotstoun planning bid for another 470 homes

View of the site where Taylor Wimpey aim to build 470 new homes.
View of the site where Taylor Wimpey aim to build 470 new homes.

Taylor Wimpey is staging a local exhibition of its plan to create hundreds of homes 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.

It’s the latest in a series of major developments across the wider area that some fear will eventually turn South Queensferry (and with it Dalmeny) into an amorphous suburb plagued by snarled traffic and inadequate NHS and other infrastructure.

One long term local resident, who asked not to be named, said: “The nearby Cala/Barratt development of 500 homes currently under construction has been ongoing for over two years and the volume of traffic, noise and dust from the site has impacted on many nearby residents and is still ongoing.

“To create another development with a similar scale within the same locale would mean many more years of disruption to what was once a fairly quiet area once (now departed firm) Agilent downsized its workforce before leaving South Queensferry”.

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 exhibition event wouldn’t count as representations against the plans.

The builder’s presentation will take place at the community centre behind Queensferry Primary School on Tuesday, November 15 from 4pm till 8pm.