The £100m project is expected to become the first development of its size in Edinburgh to promote the council’s net zero carbon by 2030 goal with a low-car, low-carbon community and energy efficient new homes.
The council approved masterplans to build 600 homes with school, GP surgery and community facilities on the 5-acre site around the new Meadowbank Sport Centre.
Councillor Neil Gardiner, Planning Convener, said: “These designs for Meadowbank will deliver a truly low-carbon, low-car, energy efficient neighbourhood, featuring new affordable homes.
“The masterplan includes homes to meet different needs, including for families.
“One third of the houses will be affordable, making a welcome contribution to the needs of the heroes who keep our city running every day.
“This masterplan, which has broad community support, offers a gold standard for new developments across the city for both the public and private sectors.