Two new housing developments in East Lothian and the East of Edinburgh have now received planning approval, in a move set to help address local housing shortages.
The Barratt Homes’ developments, located in Portobello, Edinburgh and Wallyford, near Musselburgh in East Lothian, will provide an additional 680 homes in total.
Approvals of the new sites will result in a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes and apartments in Wallyford and one, two and three bedroom apartments, colonies, townhouses and terraced homes at Portobello.
The 245 homes set to be built in Wallyford will result in the creation of 368 direct and 1,103 indirect jobs in the area.
At Portobello, Barratt Homes will be building 435 new homes at Baileyfield South. Previously used for commercial purposes, the mix of property type at the site is designed to complement the builder’s nearby existing development, Barratt @ Portobello.
The new development will result in the creation of 665 direct and 2,000 indirect jobs during the site’s construction.
Mansoor Ali, development director for Barratt Homes East Scotland, said: “Edinburgh East and East Lothian are both extremely popular residential locations and these developments will meet the needs of a wide range of house hunters ranging from first time buyers to families.
“Our latest planning approvals in East Lothian and Edinburgh are good news and we will see building begin later in 2018.”