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Community / Public to get chance to discuss first phase of Staney Hill housing development

How the 'terrace' section of the Staney Hill development might look. Image from the North Staney Hill masterplan, which was led by Malcolmson Architects.

A PUBLIC meeting is set be held next month to give people the chance to discuss plans for 120 new homes at Staney Hill in Lerwick.

The houses/flats – as well as an office and infrastructure including a spine road and green corridor amenity space – form the first phase of the development, which could produce up to 350 new houses in total.

The public meeting will take place at the Staney Hill hall on 30 March ahead of a full planning application being submitted for the development’s first phase.

Local company PJP won the contract to act as the architect for the first phase, which is set to be built in the ‘terrace’ area of the site located near to the Anderson High School halls of residence.

Architect Ian Irvine said there would be other meetings held in the near future with stakeholders.

“There will be other meetings and we’ll be in touch with various stakeholders over the next few weeks in advance of the public meeting, to make sure that everybody with an interest is aware of it and given the opportunity to attend or comment,” he said.

The development, which already has a masterplan in place, will see homes built for Hjaltland Housing Association.

The association envisages that up to 350 properties, which would be largely rental accommodation, could be built in phases over 10-15 years.

It is not the only large-scale housing development in the pipeline for Lerwick, with the old Anderson High School site also set to be transformed into homes.

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