Muir Homes primed for first development in Midlothian

A house type in the proposals

MUIR Homes has revealed it has purchased land with planning permission to build new family homes at its first development in Midlothian.

The site in Pathhead, close to Dalkeith, is allocated for housing in the Midlothian Local Development Plan and extends over 6.9 acres. Proposals include 34 ‘high quality and energy efficient’ houses and four flats next to Tynewater Primary School at the southern edge of the village.

Muir explained that the majority of homes are for private sale and the flats will provide affordable homes to be managed by Midlothian Council.

Construction will start in March with the new private homes released for sale at Easter.

The plans incorporate existing footpaths and include links from the new homes to the school, local parks and amenities. Muir will also include additional landscaping to the existing tree line to provide a ‘natural and sustainable’ buffer between the proposed homes and the primary school.

As part of its commitment to the local community, Muir added that it is working with the Tynewater Community Council to ensure the homes are integrated into the existing village. It is also recommending any investment it provides will benefit directly the Pathhead community.

Paul McKay, MD of Muir Homes, said, “We are pleased to announce the completion of this new site at Pathhead. It is part of Muir Homes commitment to build quality new homes in new communities across Scotland.

“Muir is proven to be successful in providing superb quality homes where people want to live. Pathhead not only has its own vibrant community, it is a village on the edge of stunning countryside, with easy access to village, town, out-of-town and city shopping experiences nearby. It also has the advantage of being easily commutable to Edinburgh.

“Our family homes are suited to this type of location. Families will be attracted to the range of education options and recreational activities. The homes also allow space for homes offices to support hybrid working.”