Plans to create a “new community” on the boundary between East and Midlothian will be unveiled in Musselburgh next week.
Residents and businesses in the town are being consulted on a scheme to build 800 new homes – along with a new park and ride facility – on land close to the City Bypass.
Upmarket house builder CALA Homes is hoping to develop a 70-hectare site, currently occupied by Newton and Wellington farms, between Millerhill and Old Craighall.
An adjacent site around Queen Margaret University has already been earmarked for the “urban expansion of Musselburgh” by Persimmon Homes, with the construction of up to 1,000 new homes and a new business park.
Fears are now being voiced that further development in the area could lead to the coalescence of Musselburgh and neighbouring communities in Midlothian and Edinburgh.
A public exhibition on the CALA plans is being held at Musselburgh Golf Club, Monktonhall, on Wednesday, September 3 from 2pm to 8pm.
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