Controversial housing plan for North Berwick gains planning consent

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A plan for 120 new houses and flats on land at North Berwick was given the go ahead this week.

CALA Management Ltd received consent from East Lothian Council’s planning committee on Tuesday to build 67 houses and four flats on a greenfield site at Newhouse Farm and 41 homes and eight flats on the Gilsland caravan site despite 43 public protests and opposition from two local members Councillors Jim Goodfellow and David Berry. Traffic and road management concerns were also raised by North Berwick Community Council.

Now work is expected to start at Gilsland in February with the first property available in October next year. Thirty affordable homes are planned as part of the development.

Cala will have to make financial contributions to pay for extra accommodation at local schools, road improvements at the Ware Road Bridge and Grange Road and a new communty sports pitch on Mains Farm land.

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