Taylor Wimpey presses ahead with Dunbar development plans

TAYLOR Wimpey East Scotland has announced it has received a Resolution to Grant detailed planning permission from East Lothian Council through the development of further land off Yosemite Park in the Hallhill area of Dunbar.

This latest development will provide 245 new homes and apartments, of which 25% will be affordable.

The private homes will include two-bedroom apartments, as well as two, three, four and five-bedroom homes. The affordable properties will be a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, one and two-bedroom cottage flats, two-bedroom terraced homes, and four-bedroom bungalows.

On conclusion of a Section 75 Agreement with the local authority, the development will deliver a range of community benefits such as land and financial contributions towards a new sports pitch to the east of Lochend Primary, over £1 million in education contributions, local transport and pedestrian footpath improvements, and financial support towards the delivery of a new East Coast mainline underpass to provide connectivity to the surrounding development and Dunbar town centre. There is also a financial contribution for the Strategic Active Travel Corridor.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said, “We are delighted to confirm that a Resolution to Grant planning permission has been secured for our development of new homes on land off Yosemite Park in Dunbar. We believe this development will be a great further addition to the local area. It also complements our other developments across the region.

“Our development includes a provision of 25% affordable homes, and it will deliver Section 75 contributions that are valued in excess of £1.8 million that will provide a range of benefits for the wider local community, as well as the provision of land for a new sports pitch to the east of Lochend Primary.

“As well as delivering the an impressive range of new homes, our latest development at Hallhill in Dunbar will provide a range of economic benefits for the local area, which includes supporting over 160 jobs per year of construction, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses.”