An exciting mixed-use development in Longniddry is being proposed by developer Socially Conscious Capital, master-developer for landowner, Wemyss and March Estates.
Longniddry Development includes around 450 much-needed homes (including 25% affordable) plus associated employment development, community facilities, infrastructure and green space. The development is located around Longniddry Farm, to the south of the existing village.
The proposed development is within a short walking distance of the village centre and public transport services, such as the railway station. This makes it one of the most sustainable development locations in East Lothian. For further information see Sustainable Community.
Socially Conscious Capital and Wemyss and March Estates have a long-term commitment to deliver a truly exemplary development, which will be fully integrated with the current village and of benefit to the wider community. This includes much-needed high quality and distinctive new housing.
An additional mix of uses such as small offices, a café and/or restaurant, nursery, community facilities and green space will also ensure a strong sense of place, successfully integrated with the existing village.
Development will therefore not only bring new services to the village, but will also make current facilities and amenities, such as the primary school, more sustainable.
Local Development Plan
The East Lothian Local Development Plan, which allocates specific sites for development, is currently being prepared by the Council. The Proposed Local Development Plan (PDF page 25) states that “land at Longniddry South is allocated for a settlement expansion of circa 450 homes plus associated employment development, a small local centre, community facilities and infrastructure.” For further information see Planning Context.
An application for Planning Permission in Principle was submitted in June 2016 for these mixed-use proposals. This is in order to establish the acceptability of the principle of development on the site and is supported by a comprehensive Design Statement (PDF). For further information see Next Steps.
This is a unique opportunity to help meet the local need for homes and deliver a development in a highly sustainable location.