Housebuilder gets go ahead for next phase of Haddington site

MACTAGGART & Mickel Homes has been given the green light for the next phase of housing at an East Lothian development.

Planners have approved an application from the housebuilder for 60 properties for private sale and 22 affordable homes at Lethington Gardens, which is part of the wider Letham Mains development to the west of Haddington, East Lothian.

The next phase, known as 1B, will include house styles from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Design Collection, which it describes as featuring a grey colour palette with stone base courses and large corner windows.

The housebuilder is already building 33 new properties within the development, with the first show homes expected to open in September.

Craig Ormond, director of Mactaggart & Mickel Homes said, “Lethington Gardens already features Design Collection properties, so we wanted to ensure that these neighbouring houses have a similar look and feel in design terms. We are delighted that the council have agreed with us.”

Councillor John McMillan, a ward councillor for Haddington added, “Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ plans will enhance an already high quality area. The wider development at Letham Mains will create a sense of community from day one, thanks to an astute mix of housing, infrastructure, retail, education and leisure facilities.”

Lethington Gardens is part of a wider masterplan by a number of house developers in the area. The plans include a new primary school, a new park, a central hub of small shops and businesses and a new road linking West Road with Pencaitland Road.

Along with other developers, Mactaggart and Mickel Homes is contributing £9.2 million towards the new primary school, as well as £1.58 million going towards new secondary accommodation for Knox Academy. A further £524,000 will help fund the expansion of Aubigny Sports Centre in the town, with £135,000 earmarked to create a new path network and to maintain the new playing fields and changing pavilion.