Development land for sale in Newcraighall

Newcraighall, Edinburgh, EH21 8RY | Ref: gbr3024431
For sale
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Key Features

  • Available immediately.
  • Up to 15 acres (6.07 Ha)
  • Adjacent to new junction on the A1 offering excellent access and visibility.
  • Planning permission in principal.


The subject comprises a square shaped development site of c.15 acres (6.07 Ha).

Access will be via a roundabout halfway along the southern side of the site with the western side bound by the Scotrail Millerhill Depot.

Planning Permission in Principle for the whole Newcraighall site was granted by East Lothian Council in October 2019 (18/00485/PPM). That permission allowed for a ‘Mixed Use Development comprising residential development, education, business, industry, storage and distribution, innovation hub (including Class 2,3,4,5 and 6), employment uses, community facilities, residential neighbourhood centre (including Class 1,2,3 and 10), playing fields, changing facilities, public park(s) and associated works’.

Persimmon Homes are currently building out land between the A1 and the East Coast rail line south of the Queen Margaret University buildings for 473 new homes.

Further residential development opportunities are being progressed to the north within the City of Edinburgh administrative area.

The subject site, comprising c. 15 acres (6.07 Ha), is identified as employment land within this Masterplan.

Adjacent land will be developed for new housing with a primary school, proposed on land to the south east and a new junction onto the A1 immediately east of the subject site due for completion in Q3 2023.

The subject site lies less than 1 mile southeast of Fort Kinnaird, currently the second largest retail park in the UK.

Once completed, works to the junction at Queen Margaret University will provide excellent access to the A1 in all directions, allowing easy access to Edinburgh City Centre, East Lothian, Midlothian and southern Scotland as well as the Scottish central belt via the City of Edinburgh Bypass, which is located approximately 0.5 miles, to the south.

There are many local bus services operating within the vicinity in addition to Newcraighall Park & Ride Train Station, providing access to the national rail network.

Offers are invited for our client’s Heritable interest in the site, consideration will also be given to disposal of the site in part.