Planning permission in principle (PPiP) was received from East Lothian Council for Longniddry South in June 2018, having been approved at committee in August 2017.

Cruden Homes (East) and ZeroC have been selected to take forward the residential proposals and planning applications for the first phase of development were lodged in October 2018, enabled by this PPiP. This sees the provision of 179 new homes across three sites, including 49 affordable homes. This overall total also includes a 39 unit development, specially designed for people aged over 60.

January 2019 has been targeted as the date for determining these applications and if granted work will start on site in spring 2019, with the first new homes being ready for occupation in early 2020. Phase one should be completed and occupied by 2023, while it is expected that phase two will continue seamlessly from phase one.

The proposed works to the existing Farm Steading were not included in the PPiP application as they require the conversion and change of use of listed buildings. By necessity, such a development requires applications for detailed planning permission as well as listed building consent. These were lodged in March 2017 with early 2019 targeted for determination by East Lothian Council.