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With its scenic coastline, beaches, countryside and numerous historical towns and villages, it's easy to see why East Lothian is popular with those who crave a relaxed pace of life but still want to be within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre. The area is home to a diverse population and this is reflected in the wide range of different property types open to those looking to find a new home in East Lothian.
Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has opened two new developments, one at Cameron Gardens, Bilston and the another at Almond Park, Musselburgh, offering a wide choice of new family home types across the region.
Just minutes by car from Edinburgh city centre, East Lothian feels like it could be a million miles away. Market towns, coastal villages, scenic countryside and some of the best golf courses in the country all combine to give the area a rural feel, despite its proximity to the city. House-hunters looking to find a new home in the east of Scotland will be hard pushed to find something they don't like about East Lothian. A wide range of high street stores as well as independent shops and boutiques are offered as well as a host of charming pubs and restaurants.
Bett Homes wants to develop 100 new homes in East Lothian, and a planning application has already been submitted by Gladedale Estates Ltd, on behalf of the housebuilder, to East Lothian Council.
Stretching between the Firth of Forth to the north and the Lammermuir Hills to the south, Lothian is an ideal place to consider buying a new-build home. Split into three districts; East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian, the area is steeped in heritage and offers some of the most scenic countryside in Scotland, despite being within easy commuting distance to the capital, Edinburgh.
Up and down the country new home developers are working hard to increase the supply of new build houses and flats, including more affordable homes, in an attempt to meet the unabated demand for housing in Britain. What House? takes a look at who is building what and where? Here is a round-up of what has happened in the new homes sector in the past few days:
Planning consent for the construction of 130 new homes at Dunbar's Hallhill Farm, East Lothian, has been approved despite the fact that all three Dunbar ward councillors opposed the application, due to road safety concerns.