Work begins on 272-home Haddington site

Typical Taylor Wimpey street scene

TAYLOR Wimpey East Scotland has announced construction of new homes is underway at its 272-property Letham Meadows development near Haddington.

69 of the new homes will be affordable, and the housebuilder revealed there will be areas of open space to provide an equipped play area as well as a 7-a-side pitch.

The land outlined for the development was allocated in the adopted 2018 Local Development Plan and has been designed to integrate with the wider masterplan of the current Letham Mains development.

The approved plans make provision for roads and drainage infrastructure, off-site road improvements which includes improved signage, the creation of bus stops, and the provision of a cycle path along the frontage of the site alongside Pencaitland Road.

Taylor Wimpey added that the planned open space to the south west of the development, combined with the planned upgrades to Pencaitland Road, will create a new gateway to Haddington from the west.

Pauline Mills, land & planning director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said, “We are so pleased to be starting the construction at Letham Meadows, which further cements our commitment and investment in East Lothian and the delivery of the wider Letham Mains masterplan vision. As one of the largest housebuilders in the UK, we are committed to building more than homes and making sure that we add social, economic and environmental value to the wider communities that we operate in.

“As well as delivering an impressive choice of new homes for buyers regardless of where they are on the property ladder, our development at Letham Meadows will contribute over £4.3 million towards improvements to education, sporting provision and transport in Haddington.”