The new Aldi store, McCarthy & Stone retirement flats, and care home at the western approach to Portobello are all gradually, or in the case of the Aldi store rapidly, taking shape.
Barratt Homes have published details of their plan for Baileyfield South, quite near the new Aldi store, a proposal for 500 new homes.
As I cycled south of Portobello the other day, I noticed how quickly the development at Newcraighall is progressing.
Across the road from Newcraighall another new housing estate is being constructed, Balfour Park. If you look carefully in the background to the above photo, you can see the new-ish Queen Margaret University campus in the distance.
Now, there is a Planning Application for a development of 1330 Homes, a school and roads, at Brunstane. Here is the proposed strategic masterplan.
Above is the site of the proposed development at Brunstane, taken from the cycleway, which stretches to the grounds of Newhailes House.
There is currently supposed to be a big shortage of new housing in Scotland, but the above, put together, are massive developments, all within one area east of the city. No wonder there are some protests.