Housing plans submitted for East Lothian village

Dirleton AerialCALA Homes has submitted plans for a development of 36 homes in an East Lothian village.

Following extensive engagement with local residents and the Dirleton Village Association, the developer has sought to design the site in a manner that respects the village setting, with a host of unique, tailored design features.

Designed by JTP Architects, the properties will range from three to five bedrooms, including a mix of semi-detached and detached properties. It will also include ten two and three bedroom affordable homes.

Located to the south of Dirleton, on land identified for housing in East Lothian Council’s Proposed Local Development Plan, a key element of the design is the outward looking nature of the design of the 1.5 storey housing, which have been purposely designed for the site.

Andrew Statham, land buyer with CALA Homes (East), said: “We are delighted to be progressing with this exciting development that will complement Dirleton’s surrounds, with a modern design interpretation providing quality family housing.”

Alan Stewart, partner at JTP Architects, said: “With Dirleton being a conservation village, it is important that design is seen to evolve from the local context.

“The proposed housing takes design cues from local buildings, whilst we have repeated the outward looking southern edge to the village. Set within a landscape edge incorporating open space and tree planting, we have ensured that the setting of Dirleton Castle is retained.

“We have also tried to minimise the impact upon site neighbours, by exceeding set-back distances and taking vehicular access from Station Road.”

Subject to securing planning permission, CALA hopes to be in a position to commence development in early 2017.

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