An important plan for 1,500 new homes, employment resources, and a primary school outside Musselburgh is making major progress.
East Lothian Council has received a Proposal of Application Notice from Persimmon Homes for the mixed-use scheme, which includes 41 hectares of employment land, community uses, a local centre, and related infrastructure. The builder intends to consult with the public in May.
It has been proposed that approximately 21 hectares of land outside Queen Margaret University be allocated for use that supports the primary sectors of life sciences, food and drink, and learning. The housing development on other sections of the Craighall location will enable the servicing of the land.
A new junction on the A1 has also been proposed to support the university scheme and the nearby development to the south. An estimated one-quarter of the homes will be designated as affordable.
Persimmon Homes East Scotland managing director Jim Kirkpatrick said that there had already been a series of in-depth discussions with the council concerning the proposed site masterplan, to make sure that the new development received ample greenspace and all the new services and facilities that new residents and workers in the region will require.