Scheme drawn up by local architect EMA

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Edinburgh council has given the green light for a 655-home development to be built in the city by David Wilson Homes and Cala Homes, which is owned by pensions giant Legal & General.

The homes, 164 of which will be affordable, are to be built on the Cammo Estate in the north-west of the Scottish capital.

The development, designed by city practice EMA Architects, will comprise a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, terraced homes and detached family houses.

L&G took full control of Cala Homes in March last year, after its Legal & General Capital arm paid £315m to Patron Capital Partners and Cala’s management team for the 52.1% of the company it did not already own.

The purchase valued Cala Homes at £605m.