Developer eyes new sites for Wallyford/Tranent housing boom

Sites already approved for 1,050 new homes to the south and east of Wallyford

Sites already approved for 1,050 new homes to the south and east of Wallyford

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A major residential development on land around Wallyford could double in size - to more than 2,000 homes - under new plans being brought forward.

East Lothian Development Limited, led by former Scotland rugby captain and Ormiston-based businessman Jim Aitken, has already secured outline planning consent for the construction of 1050 houses on sites to the south and east of the village.

The company is now proposing to increase the number of homes to 1450 - with up to 700 additional units on adjoining land to the east at Dolphingstone. The new plans, being prepared for submission to East Lothian Council, will be the subject of public consultation events taking place in Wallyford Miners Club and the Loch Centre, Tranent, on June 10 and 11 from 2pm to 8pm.

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The original application for 1050 homes - along with a new primary school, sports pitches, a supermarket, shops, restaurants and business units - was approved by the council in the April.

Additional traffic calming measures and environmental improvement works on Salters Road were also included in the application.

The company confirmed this week that it hopes to begin work on the site later this year, with a view to the first homes being ready in 2015 and the primary school opening in August 2017.

Full story in this week’s Musselburgh News and East Lothian News, on sale now.

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