New low carbon community planned for Dunbar

A public consultation is to open on the proposals for the build of a new low carbon community at Hallhill, Dunbar.

The proposed DunBear Park development has been designed around The DunBear sculpture, developers  Hallhill Developments Ltd said. They added that the site will adopt ‘innovative’ low carbon technology to generate renewable heat and power, ensuring minimal impact on the environment.

At 54.3 acre in size, the site will host retail and leisure units, drive-thru units, a hotel, offices, a nursery, care home and elderly amenity flats, as well as 100 low carbon affordable homes for rent, HallHill Developments Ltd said.

The consultation event will take place from 2pm to 8pm on Wednesday June 3 at

Speaking on behalf of Hallhill Developments Ltd, Ken Ross commented, “We are delighted to be putting forward our proposals to the local community for this exciting low carbon development and look forward to its involvement in shaping these proposals.

“DunBear Park will assist in creating jobs and delivering much-needed housing for key workers. It will also assist in supporting the construction-led recovery from the current crisis.

“We are seeking to deliver is an exemplar development, which not only Dunbar, but East Lothian and Scotland can be proud. The support of the community will be crucial in achieving this.”