Views sought on council housing plan for former Fa’side Lodge site

East Lothian Council is seeking views on its proposal to turn the site of a former care home in Tranent into a development of new council homes.

Views sought on council housing plan for former Fa’side Lodge site

Fa’side Lodge is located on the top of Church Street in the town’s centre. The council proposes to redevelop the 0.55Ha site to provide 28 council properties. These would be a mix of two- and three-bedroom bungalows and one- and two-bedroom cottage flats offering both mainstream and specialised housing. 

The designs were developed by architects Assist Design to reflect the properties’ position in the heart of Tranent while remaining in keeping with the area’s conservation status. Access for cars will be via Elder Court, with residents’ on-street parking provided as part of the development. All of the homes will be designed to meet high environmental standards, which will reduce running costs for residents while also meeting the council’s commitments under its climate change strategy.

Due to COVID-19, plans have been displayed in Thomson’s of Tranent on the town’s Winton Place and are also available online via the council’s consultation hub. All of the feedback gathered and used to inform a planning application to submit to the authority’s planning department before the end of September. It is hoped that all construction works would completed and the homes ready for allocation in 2023.

The consultation runs from 27 July to 9 August 2020. Feedback is invited through the consultation hub, by email to or calling 01620 820 113.

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