EAST Lothian Council has approved detailed designs for 98 new homes to be built in Longniddry South.
The build comes as the first phase of a wider plan to develop 450 new homes in the area. 39 of the new 98 builds will be affordable rent homes, specially designed by Edinburgh-based architects Smith Scott Mullan for people over 60. Whilst Zero C, part of Places for People, will develop 59 homes for sale designed by architect Ben Pentreath.
Those in the local community helped landowner, Wemyss and March, and developer, strategic land promoters Socially Conscious Capital, to shape plans which also included a draft for commercial use of the on-site farm.
Places for People interim director of development for Scotland, Willie Lockhart, said, “This is a great example of the benefits of working closely in partnership with landowners who care about the community, and we are delighted to have the go-ahead to begin building at Longniddry. It promises to be a truly special development offering benefits to both new and existing residents of the village.
“The layout of the development and design of the individual homes by Ben Pentreath reflect the best of East Lothian traditions. It will provide existing and future residents of Longniddry with a range of 2, 3 and 4 bed high quality homes set in an attractive landscaped environment, including extensive green spaces. Given the proximity to Edinburgh and excellent transport networks, we anticipate high demand from buyers.
“Smith Scott Mullan is behind some of Scotland’s multi award-winning developments for older people and our plans for Longniddry will deliver much-needed quality new homes at affordable rent for those who qualify.”
Rock Feilding-Mellen, a director of Socially Conscious Capital added, “We are thrilled that Zero C can now start building these much-needed new homes and turning our carefully designed master plan and design code into a beautiful 21st century extension to Longniddry. We trust that the local residents and members of the wider community who contributed throughout the many consultations will feel that their time and effort has paid off when they finally get to see the results.”