350-home masterplan submitted for Auchendinny

A masterplan detailing proposals for 350 new homes at Auchendinny has been lodged with Midlothian Council.

Stewart Milne Homes, Avant Homes and Miller Developments will team up to deliver the properties earmarked the 28-hectare greenfield site on the eastern edge of the village. Around 100 of the homes will be affordable.

Prepared by Yeoman McAllister Architects, the also masterplan includes an area to be set aside for a future primary school.

A spokesperson at Stewart Milne Group said: “Having first lodged plans for this development in 2017, we’re excited to progress this to the next stage. During planning procedures, our team met with interested parties and relevant stakeholders to demonstrate our vision in further enhancing the existing area. Feedback collated from these consultations has been used to help shape our vision to create a highly attractive, desirable place to live which complements the existing character and landscape.

“The planned approach of houses will create a new gateway to Auchendinny, improving connections and pathways to the existing community as well as new amenities including a new school and better traffic networks.

“Green and open spaces will bring the community together whilst enhancing existing ecology and increasing biodiversity, whilst embracing the rural surroundings.

“Should our planning application gain consent, we will continue to engage with local people to ensure we deliver something special for them as well as for those who want to live in this desirable location.”

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