Plans help meet county's target
Cruden plans 107 homes for East Lothian village
Housebuilder, Cruden Homes has submitted plans for 107 homes in East Lothian.
The development site, to the west of Aberlady, is owned by Wemyss and March Estates and is allocated for housing in the local development plan.
It forms part of East Lothian’s requirement for 10,050 new homes by 2024 to meet a 35% growth in the local population by 2036.
Cruden is proposing a mix of house types, from two-bedroom flats to five –bedroom homes with open space and linkages to the existing village and beyond whilst delivering a new link through the site to connect Kirk Road with the A198.
This will use the existing priority junction at The Pleasance to avoid traffic having to pass Aberlady primary school.
This new junction will also minimise the disruption to protected trees located along the roadside boundary, which are an important part of the character of the coastal route and the western approach to Aberlady village.
The company says it will offer on-site training placements and apprenticeships and intends to make local traders aware of tendering opportunities.
Fraser Lynes from Cruden Homes said: “Given our company’s history in East Lothian we are delighted to be lodging proposals for much needed new housing in Aberlady, which include the on-site delivery of 25% affordable housing.
“The site has been allocated for housing in the Draft Local Development Plan and we wanted to ensure, through our consultation process, that the views of the local community helped shape the proposals.
“Whilst there were a number of themes mentioned by the local community, we hope our proposals provide a development that complements the outstanding village of Aberlady.
“As with our other developments in East Lothian, should we receive planning consent we look forward to working with the local community as we move forward with these proposals.”