As part of the overall development, we will be renovating and converting the existing Farm Steading to create a range of commercial spaces. These beautiful old buildings are listed and so they are currently waiting for detailed planning permission as well as listed building consent from East Lothian Council, which is expected sometime in early 2019.
The vision for the Farm Steading includes:
- A café and multiple retail opportunities.
- A range of spaces for professional services, such as a vet, a dentist, a physio/yoga/pilates practitioner.
- A range of more commercial spaces for small businesses, such as offices, artisan workshops, commercial kitchens and craft breweries.
- A number of self-catering holiday homes available on short-term letting.
The Farm Steading will be a local centre and hub for the whole of Longniddry, providing both opportunities for local businesses and amenities for the local community. It is anticipated that the new businesses there will also create job and training opportunities for local people.The development will also contribute to the local economy through the creation of new tourist accommodation.
The location of the Farm Steading makes it highly sustainable, as the new services and amenities will all be within a short walk or bike ride for everyone living in Longniddry, but they will also be easily accessible to a wider customer base, who could come by train or by car, as there will be new dedicated car parking for businesses and their customers.
The Farm Steading will be retained and managed by the Wemyss and March Estates, but will be let in response to market demand on a phased basis. Any interested businesses should get in touch with the commercial agent, Keith Watters at Graham + Sibbald, whose contact details are listed on the Contact page.
Longniddry Farmhouse will remain a private residence and is not included in these proposals.