Meadowbank Development Pre-planning Engagement

Closed 19 Feb 2023

Opened 30 Jan 2023

Results updated 17 Mar 2023

Thank you to those that took part in our Meadowbank development pre-planning engagement activities.  We held two in-person events which attracted over 115 people and we received a number of comments online. These Frequently Asked Questions respond to the common themes raised.



Join us at one of our community engagement events to check out and provide feedback on the Meadowbank Development proposals

The City of Edinburgh Council, working in collaboration with the Edinburgh-Meadowbank (EDMB) Consortium, is embarking upon a transformational redevelopment project of the area surrounding the newly opened Meadowbank Sports Centre. The aim of the mixed-use development scheme, which has already been the subject of significant public consultation in partnership with the local community, is to deliver the aspirations set out in the consented masterplan. 

The approved design centres on the provision of an urban mixed-use development comprising nearly 660 new homes via a mix of typologies from apartments, terraced homes, colonies and townhouses.

It has been informed by the views and aspirations arising from previous community led consultations and working groups, particularly the preferences for a vibrant pedestrian focussed street network and improved connections through the site to the wider existing community.

High quality landscaping zones, green spaces and public realm to encourage activity and a sense of place across the greater site area have been prioritised throughout the evolution of the design.

An intelligent mix of over 35% affordable housing provision, for sale and rental properties along with a new GP surgery, community and café areas and also retail spaces are key components of the vision for the ambitious development.

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Why your views matter

Community engagement is fundamental to the success of any project. The feedback received informs the design development process and ensures that the proposals reflect the views and aspirations of the local community. Importantly, this helps to expand the greater area and integrate the new development into the existing locality.

We are confident that this latest programme of engagement will build on and expand the hard work already carried out by the local community in the masterplan approval process to date. Ultimately, it will demonstrate that we continue to listen, showing how local community interactions have informed the scheme development while underlining our commitment to translate current views and ideas into the scheme prior to the further planning review.

We will be holding two in-person events at the Meadowbank Sports Centre, details of which can be found below.  



  • Natural neighbourhood area - Meadowbank


  • Anyone from any background


  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Cycling and walking
  • Public Transport
  • Roads and pavements
  • Community planning
  • Council and housing association homes
  • Private housing
  • Council homes
  • Arts and culture
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Sport, activities and dance
  • Land and property
  • Planning applications
  • Area regeneration
  • Public space