Work begins on new energy-efficient housing developments in North East Edinburgh.Â
Work is currently underway for new affordable homes in Bingham and Parkview in North East Edinburgh.
The council-led developments, which will be available for social rent should be complete by Autumn 2021.
Both sites will be energy efficient with a reduced carbon footprint, saving residents on fuel bills and, residents will also have access to high-quality green space.
Councillor Kate Campbell, Edinburghâ€™s Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Convener, said:
â€œEvery new social home counts because housing need is exceptional in Edinburgh â€“ thereâ€™s nothing better than seeing council houses being built and knowing that it wonâ€™t be long until they become peopleâ€™s homes. With so many families in need of a new home, and construction so important to our economic recovery from Covid-19, the homes and jobs being delivered by our ambitious house-building programme will make a real difference to peopleâ€™s lives.
â€œBut we have to keep delivering more. We have 3,500 new homes in design development right now, with 800 homes already under construction across the city. Soon, weâ€™ll be setting out our investment plans for the next 10 years, to make sure that we continue to provide much needed homes, create jobs and support local communities with tangible benefits like apprenticeships, community hubs, parks and improved public spaces.â€