A development of 140 flats on part of the site of the former Tesco store in Musselburgh was approved by East Lothian Council's Planning Committee today.

Permission in principle for a mixed-use development on part of the former Brunton Wire Works was granted in September 2008 and out of that development, a new Tesco store has already been built as well as the Musselburgh Primary Care Facility.

The permission granted today is for the detailed development of 140 flats on the site of the former Tesco store at Mall Avenue. The development includes a mix of one, two and three bedroomed flats of which 129 will be for private sale and 11 are affordable housing. Some committee members raised concerns about the provision of only 146 parking spaces for the 140 flats but the vote in the end was eight councillors in favour of the development and one against.

The application, number 16/01029/AMM, can be viewed on the council website.

The committee also approved an application for an extension to a house at 47 Links View, Port Seton, which had been called off the Scheme of Delegation List by Councillor Fiona O’Donnell due to objection to the application by neighbours. Councillors voted in favour of the applicant by eight votes to one. The application, number 17/00524/P can also be viewed on the council website.

Published: Tuesday, 5th September 2017