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.
Our Masterplan for Longniddry Development shows a community comprising:
- Around 450 much-needed homes, embracing a range of house types and tenure options (including 25% affordable housing).
- A mix of commercial uses at the renovated Longniddry Farm steading. This could include flexible office-space for small businesses, workshops or studios, a café and/or restaurant and a nursery. This part of the proposal will come forward in a detailed planning application.
- A full size football pitch.
- A new village green, restored mill pond, community orchard, play parks and other high quality public open spaces.
- Good and safe connections between the development and the existing village.
The overriding aim of this Masterplan is to secure the delivery of an exemplary development, designed to a very high standard. It will provide existing and future residents of Longniddry with high quality homes set in an attractive landscaped environment, including extensive green spaces.
Development will not only make current facilities and amenities, such as the primary school, more sustainable but will also bring new services to the village. A variety of different types of housing will deliver opportunities for families and young couples, as well as smaller homes for those looking to downsize.
This is not going to be a separate settlement but through physical and social connections will ensure an integrated community is preserved. Indeed, it can support and improve existing services and infrastructure, such as the transport network.
Connectivity and access
This high-quality development is extremely well-connected (See Connectivity and Access), providing a diverse, attractive and accessible location. It will boast high quality public spaces and the needs of pedestrians and cyclists will be prioritised within the development. Walking, cycling and the use of public transport will be convenient, attractive and safe choices.
Vehicular access routes to and through the development will be clear, but a primarily pedestrian environment around the farmhouse and steadings is preserved.
A comprehensive Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) is proposed.
The Masterplan has evolved through repeated consultation with the local community and other stakeholders, starting with the Enquiry by Design process in 2013, with further public exhibitions in 2014 and 2015.