Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Edinburgh
We are working closely with local residents, The City of Edinburgh Council and other key stakeholders to develop plans for an exciting new community in Gilmerton, Edinburgh on the fringes of the Drum Estate. Our proposals are for around 150 new homes which will appeal to a wide range of potential buyers with a choice of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses, 25% of which will be affordable homes, in Gilmerton, Edinburgh. All of our news homes will be energy efficient and highly insulated, with solar PV fitted as standard and a number of electric vehicle charging points fitted throughout the development.
Our proposals include our new areas of open space, cycle paths and connections the Drum wood. We take biodiversity seriously, so our landscaping proposals will include bee-friendly plants, bee-bricks, new tree planting and landscaping that promotes healthy bee, bird and insect populations.
Our Proposal for Highfield Gilmerton
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|May 2023||We can confirm that we lodged an appeal with the Scottish Government in respect of Edinburgh City Council’s Planning failure to determine our application for Planning Permission in Principle for our proposed Highfield development in Gilmerton, Edinburgh. Our appeal has been called-in by Scottish Ministers and this means there will be an extended time to allow a determination. We remain hopeful that our development of around 150 new homes, can be granted Planning Permission in Principle consent in due course.
|December 2021||We have submitted an application for Planning Permission in Principle to The City of Edinburgh Council. Our proposals are still outline at this stage and we will provide further updates as our application progresses with the Local Authority.|
|February 2021||We completed a review of all consultation comments, views and feedback to allow the design proposals for the development to be finalised
|18th January 2021||We hosted an online public consultation event|
|October 2019||A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) was submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council|
Sustainability Sustainability We’re committed to building greener, healthier homes for us all. From energy efficient fixtures and fittings, to cutting our carbon emissions, and enhancing existing green spaces, we build sustainability into everything we do. Find out more about Taylor Wimpey's sustainability strategy.
Supporting the community Supporting the community As part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we donated £1,000 to the local branch of Riding for the Disabled based at The Drum in Gilmerton. We also offered further support by sponsoring their each of their ponies for a year.