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Village expansion plans get green light

Posted: 5th July 2019

Award-winning housebuilder, Cruden Homes, part of the Cruden Group, has secured planning permission to build 81 new homes as part of the first phase of the expansion masterplan at Longniddry.

The development, located south of Longniddry Farm and delivered in conjunction with Socially Conscious Capital, Wemyss and March Estates and Taylor Architecture & Urbanism, features high quality and distinctive new housing, integrated with the existing settlement.

Designed by architects Halliday Fraser Munro and Ben Pentreath, a variety of traditional house styles that are picturesque, characterful and archetypal of East Lothian design detailing, will be constructed on a fabric first basis and will make use of renewable technologies, including photovoltaic panels integrated into roof finishes to reduce the visual impact.  

Set in an attractive landscaped environment, including extensive green spaces, the village has been sustainably designed with the environment in mind, including the creation of a wildlife corridor along the existing Braid’s Burn.

Fraser Lynes, land and development director for Cruden Homes said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to take forward the great work carried out by Socially Conscious Capital and Taylor Architecture & Urbanism. We believe fully in the design principals which are embedded within the existing masterplan and are pleased to further strengthen our presence within East Lothian.”

Hazel Davies, sales and marketing director of Cruden Homes said: “Longniddry South is a very special development in one of the most attractive locations in East Lothian and is a welcome addition to our existing portfolio of new homes in the region. When complete, these unique and beautiful new homes will encapsulate classic village life perfectly.  I’m certain this exciting development will become an integral part of the Longniddry community, helping to make the village even more sustainable for and attractive to future generations.”

Work is expected to begin in Autumn with the first homes ready in 2020.

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