Welcome to our consultation site for the forthcoming planning applications for residential development and a new town centre at Blindwells, East Lothian. These applications bring forward more detail on the individual parts of the new settlement at Blindwells, which was granted planning permission in principle in 2018. This website will provide information about the proposals and will give you an opportunity to provide feedback via our online feedback form.
Hargreaves Land are bringing forward proposals for a new settlement in East Lothian. The site, known as Blindwells, aims to support growth and meet housing need and demand in this sustainable location, integrating land use and sustainable modes of transport to reduce the need to travel and cut carbon emissions. The site benefits from support through the East Lothian Local Development Plan and the Regional Spatial Strategy for the South East Scotland area.
The site is located approximately 17km from Edinburgh City Centre, with excellent connections to the nearby towns of North Berwick, Haddington and Dalkeith. Blindwells will deliver 1600 new homes, together with the infrastructure required to create a new settlement, including social housing, education facilities, healthcare provision, local commercial facilities and significant landscaped parks and open space. The dwellings will comprise a mixture of predominantly 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, which will be delivered to a high standard by recognised national housebuilders.
In light of the current situation and COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing measures, temporary pre-application community consultation regulations were introduced, removing the requirement for a public event but encouraging and providing guidance for alternative consultation measures. We are using a number of online, digital and remote tools to help provide feedback on our proposals.
In place of a physical information event we hosted a digital public information event via an online Zoom webinar on 9th December 2020. A video recording of this webinar can be found below.