New Development: Blindwells

Blindwells is an area of land measuring 540 hectares, located to the north of Tranent and close to the A1 and East Coast Main Line.

East Lothian Council believes the site can be transformed into a vibrant new community for the 21st century and beyond. We are keen to secure development of a high quality new mixed community that meets the needs and aspirations of future generations as an exemplar place to live, work and play.

The East Lothian Local Development Plan, approved by Scottish Ministers, identifies the site as a safeguard for a new settlement with potential for more than 6,000 new homes. This provides significant opportunities for affordable housing, economic development, inward investment and job creation.

In 2017, Hargreaves Land received planning permission in principle for 1,600 new homes across 390 acres of the site. This first phase of development would include mixed tenures of affordable properties, education facilities, a healthcare hub, local retail outlets and other services needed for a new community.

Detailed planning applications are required to be submitted to the council for determination before any development takes place.