Planners give green light for East Lothian homes

CALA Homes has welcomed the decision to approve the creation of 376 new homes in East Lothian.

Planners have given the green light to the proposed new development at Letham Mains on the west side of Haddington. As well as addressing a shortage of family homes in the area, the development will contribute to £10 million worth of education improvements, including the creation of a new primary school.

Derek Lawson, Land Director with CALA Homes (East), said, “We are extremely pleased that the careful process of community consultation and working closely with planning officers has now come to fruition. We have listened to feedback during the entire process, taken that on board and reflected it in the designs which have been approved. We now look forward to delivering a development which will offer a range of housing, is appropriate for the setting and benefits Haddington.”

The approval underlines East Lothian Council’s Local Plan strategy to address demand for new housing. With planning permission secured, CALA is hopeful of starting work on site in early 2016.