CALA unveils plans to develop Musselburgh site

Beggar's Bush, Ravensheugh, Musselburgh 021112 009

CALA has announced plans to develop a site within Musselburgh for dozens of new homes.

The area is within the Council’s Local Development Plan and CALA revealed they will be lodging initial proposals with East Lothian Council to create an extension to the existing community on a seven acres site at Levenhall, on the eastern edge of the town.

The intention is for a mix of high quality family homes along with a number of affordable homes together with amenity open space.

CALA said the Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) has been shared with Musselburgh and Inveresk Community Council as well as neighbouring Prestonpans Community Council, whose boundary runs alongside the proposed development. Local ward Councillors have also received a copy of the PAN in advance of the formal submission of the detailed application, which is expected to be in Spring 2016.

Derek Lawson, strategic land director with CALA Homes (East) said, “This is just the start of the necessary planning process, but is a project to which we have already devoted a great deal of care, commitment and time, to ensure that it will be an attractive infill development and will meet the needs of the area.  I am pleased that the Council has accepted our promotion of this site over a number of years.

“This is a real opportunity to make sustainable use of land within the town of Musselburgh, providing a variety of much needed homes in an area of extremely high demand.”

The local community will get the chance to have their say at a public consultation event in February.