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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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.
News & updates News & updates 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. Upcoming events Upcoming events
|October 2019||A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) was submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council|
|18th January 2021||We hosted an online public consultation event|
|February 2021||We completed a review of all consultation comments, views and feedback to allow the design proposals for the development to be finalised|
|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.|