The proposed works to the existing Farm Steading, delivering a number of commercial opportunities, were not included in the PPiP application as they require the conversion and change of use of listed buildings.
These proposals include:
• A café with ancillary retail in the form of a farm shop with an undercover outdoor area
• A number units for various professional and service uses
• A number self-catering accommodation units
• Office space
The overall vision for the Farm Steading development is to create a local centre and hub for the Longniddry South development, attracting local businesses, people seeking a sheltered and attractive café and visitors wanting to enjoy the delights of East Lothian. We anticipate the accommodation will also be particularly attractive to artisans for studios and workshops space.
The development will contribute to the local economy through the creation of tourist accommodation and provide neighbourhood services that will complement existing services in Longniddry village, while providing a local centre for the Longniddry South development itself.
Longniddry Farmhouse will remain a private residence and is not included within these proposals.
The proposals represent sustainable development. The location of the proposed services will encourage local trips made by foot and bicycle both by existing residents of the village of Longniddry who will be attracted into the new development by this proposal and by those new residents of the Longniddry South development.
A new access road into the Steading will be provided as part of the Longniddry South residential proposals.
It is proposed that Wemyss and March Estates will retain and manage these units which will be let in response to market demand on a phased basis. Any interested businesses should get in touch with our commercial agent, Keith Watters at Graham & Sibbald, whose contact details are listed on the Contact page.