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Crosswind Developments, the vehicle driving the ambitious Elements Edinburgh development site, has welcomed the new consultation on a recently released draft of the West Edinburgh Placemaking Framework and Strategic Masterplan, issued by the City of Edinburgh Council. It is one of three relevant public consultations launched.

The draft masterplan outlines the Council’s ambition to build a new neighbourhood along the A8 corridor, next to Edinburgh Airport. The development aims to provide 11,000 new homes, along with shops, schools, healthcare and leisure facilities, all situated within a well-
connected neighbourhood. The council is consulting on various aspects of the plans, as well as the needs of the area’s existing residents. Feedback on the consultation will be used to finalise a masterplan, which will then go the Council’s Planning Committee.

The proposed area encompasses the planned Elements Edinburgh site, which Crosswind owns and is looking to develop. Elements Edinburgh promises to bring together 2,500 homes – including almost 900 affordable homes – in a vibrant 20-minute neighbourhood,
generating 6500 jobs.

John Watson, Chief Executive of Crosswind Development, said:

“We welcome the proposals laid out in the West Edinburgh Placemaking Framework and Strategic Masterplan. They represent the kind of ambitious development that will elevate the west of Edinburgh, driving the city forward, creating inclusive communities and
supporting economic growth.

“These are the values that are at the heart of our proposed Elements Edinburgh site, so we are delighted to see the alignment between the proposed framework and our own development. Both plans prioritise inclusive and sustainable placemaking and both put the wellbeing of residents at their heart. We will continue to work in partnership with the Council and offer our full support as these plans progress.”


The consultation can be viewed here –



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