Plans submitted for homes in East Lothian village

Dirleton Aerial

CALA Homes is seeking planning approval for a new 36-home development in the village of Dirleton, East Lothian after “extensive engagement” with the local community.

Designed by JTP architects, CALA said the site will respect the village setting with a host of “unique, tailored design features”.

Homes will range from three to five bedrooms, including a mix of semi-detached and detached properties. CALA confirmed it will also include ten two and three bedroom affordable homes.

Andrew Statham, land buyer with CALA Homes (East), said, “We are delighted to be progressing with this exciting development that will complement Dirleton’s surrounds, with a modern design interpretation providing quality family housing.”

Alan Stewart, partner at JTP Architects, added, “With Dirleton being a conservation village, it is important that design is seen to evolve from the local context. The proposed housing takes design cues from local buildings, whilst we have repeated the outward looking southern edge to the village. Set within a landscape edge incorporating open space and tree planting, we have ensured that the setting of Dirleton Castle is retained.”

The housebuilder hopes to start development in early 2017.