Cowans Close Development

Cowans Close Aerial View

The street cleansing depot in Cowan's Close is shutting, and the site is to be redeveloped for housing.

The site is being considered for a new block of Council homes suitable for wheelchair users to address some of the acute shortage of adapted homes in the city.

The City of Edinburgh Council is keen to seek the views of local residents about this development.

See the Council's flyer which has a summary of the two events planned.

There is no need to register in advance for the events, just drop-in using the links above at a time that suits. Both sessions will be repeated three times on each of the dates to try to ensure as many people as possible can participate. We will also be attempting to record some of the sessions to allow people to watch who could not attend live.

The sessions will be advertised via leafleting residential and commercial addresses in surrounding streets as well as via Council social media posts. Due to ongoing covid restrictions sessions will be held online however paper copies of all project information can be made available for those unable to participate online including a freepost return address.

A web page for the site has been developed at