Planning permission in principle has been granted for a residential development at Windygoul South, Tranent, including open space, a sports pitch and space for the expansion of the existing Windygoul Primary School. The land is on the southern edge of Tranent, and has been allocated in the Local Development Plan for around 550 homes.

Planning committee also approved an application for 40 houses and eight flats at land at Levenhall, Musselburgh, off the Haddington Road. Committee members agreed to an additional condition that an assessment would be carried with a view to potentially reducing the speed limit on the Haddington Road next to the development.


An application for a development of 43 houses at William Crescent, Letham, Haddington, was also approved. This is a redesign of part of the existing development of homes and a new school already underway on this Haddington site. Temporary construction traffic access from Pencaitland Road until the end of August 2020 was also agreed to facilitate this development.


Permission was also granted for the detailed design and layout of parts of the approved development at Longniddry Farm, near the railway station and Coal Road, featuring 118 houses and 22 flats as well as planning permission in principle for four affordable houses and 35 flats.


A development of 138 houses was also approved for land at Fa’side Terrace, Wallyford. This is the detailed design of part of the development of the wider site being developed in this area, which includes homes and a new school.


The committee also approved an extension to Markle Mains Quarry and an extension of the substation at Crystal Rig windfarm, in the Lammermuirs near Dunbar.


One application was not approved – concerns over a new road junction on Limeylands Road, Ormiston lead to the committee rejecting an application from Barratt East Scotland for erection of a sales cabin, and formation of a new junction on the site.


The relevant application numbers are: Tranent; 18/00937/PPM, Musselburgh; 17/00619/PM; Haddington; 19/00443/PM and 19/00147/PM; Longniddry; 18/01034/AMM, 18/01038/AMM and 18/01048/AMM; Wallyford, 18/01328/AMM; Markle Mains; 18/01403/PM; Crystal Rig; 19/00184/PM and Ormiston; 19/00265/P.


Published: Friday, 28th June 2019