Proposal for net zero housing development approved in Scotland

WCN Editorial Team 17 Jan 2022 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Proposal for a 'net zero' housing development project, Granton D1, in Granton, Edinburgh, Scotland, has secured approval from planning authorities.

The new project is part of the £1.3bn Granton Waterfront regeneration scheme in north west Edinburgh.

The project is led by the City of Edinburgh Council with support from construction and academic partners.

It forms part of the council’s ambitions to provide 20,000 affordable homes by 2027.

It is said to be the first Edinburgh Home Demonstrator (EHD) project, which aims to deliver 1,000 affordable net zero carbon homes across six council areas in the city.

The Granton D1 scheme will see construction of 75 net zero carbon homes built and three retail units.
This scheme is being undertaken along with CCG (Scotland) Ltd.

Most of the construction work of the project, which will also be supported by Napier University, will be carried out off site in a factory setting.

The new homes will have zero emissions heating, which will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Construction work of the Granton D1 project is anticipated to commence in spring this year.

The City of Edinburgh Council Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee vice convener Mandy Watt said: “The Granton D1 development will provide affordable places to live for everyone with over 60% being for social rent.

“The development is part of the wider Granton Waterfront regeneration - which includes the creation of one of Europe’ s largest new coastal city parks.

“We hope to provide residents and visitors with the chance to reconnect with the city’s waterfront and taken advantage of the new leisure and outdoor experiences that will be on offer – altogether fostering an environment that will benefit everyone’s health, community spirit and wellbeing.”

The Granton Waterfront regeneration project is intended to deliver 3,500 new net zero carbon homes, a school, new cycling and walking routes, medical centre, and enhanced sustainable transport connections.

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Illustration of the Granton D1 project in Granton, Edinburgh, Scotland. Credit: The City of Edinburgh Council.

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