2 Description of Area

  • 2.1The area included in this development brief covers approximately 5 hectares and encompasses a range of uses and architectural forms (see Figure 1 and 2). A number of important community services are located in this area, including a health centre, primary and nursery schools and fire station. Residential development is predominantly in the form of traditional tenements, some of which have retail or commercial uses occupying the ground floor premises. Retail and commercial uses are concentrated along Earl Grey Street and Home Street. The area is bisected by Ponton Street which provides a busy link in the City road network, carrying significant volumes of vehicular traffic between Tollcross and Fountainbridge.

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