90 new homes granted planning in Elphinstone
East Lothian Council has approved permission for 86 houses and four flats on land to the north of Castlehill, Elphinstone.
The Bellway development, designed by ema, was previously granted planning permission in December 2022 but a further assessment was required due to the recent adoption of the Scottish Government’s National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4).
Planners found that the application was compliant with the relevant policies of NPF4, with the addition of a condition requiring the provision of public art.
A condition requiring the provision of footpaths/cycleways and offsite path links was amended, with a particular focus on a suitable crossing to and from the primary school.
Permission is also dependant on a Section 75 agreement being concluded within six months, which states levels of provision from the developer for local road, school and sports facility improvements, as well as the provision of 23 units of affordable housing on the site.