Taylor Wimpey submits plans for infrastructure works at Dolphingstone development
Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has made a detailed planning application to East Lothian Council for infrastructure works, which forms a key part of the delivery of the new neighbourhood Dolphingstone, near Wallyford.
The application includes detail relating to proposed earthworks, roads, drainage and SUDS infrastructure, including the formation of a new junction from the A199.
In a further positive step for this impressive allocated and master-planned development that has Planning Permission in Principle, this planning application follows Taylor Wimpey East Scotland’s announcement that it has acquired the land it required for this future development in the popular corner of East Lothian.
Furthermore, Taylor Wimpey East Scotland will detail its plans to deliver a range of two, three, four and five bedroom homes for the first parcel of land for development to East Lothian Council in summer this year.
That application for Approval of Matters Specified by Condition (AMSC) will also build on the outline design framework that is being implemented successfully for the nearby St Clements Well masterplan, and it will aim to integrate this proposed new neighbourhood with the growing community of St Clements Wells and Wallyford.
The masterplan vision for Dolphingstone will provide 25% affordable homes. It will also contribute to the delivery of a proposed new secondary school, local transport infrastructure improvements, while also providing new foot and cycle connections to create an active travel corridor to Wallyford and the local train station.
Taylor Wimpey’s vision for the land at Dolphingstone will also complement its developments nearby at Ravensheugh, St Clements Wells in Wallyford, Letham Mains in Haddington and Weldon Grange in Macmerry, as well as its future land interests in Dunbar signalling continued and significant investment in the wider East Lothian area by the housebuilder.
Pauline Mills, land and planning director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said: “We are very pleased to be making good progress in the significant preparations required to deliver our vision for a new neighbourhood of around 800 homes at Dolphingstone. This planning application for a programme of pre-construction infrastructure works will allow us to maintain that progress.
“In due course, securing AMSC consent for this work will ensure that we can continue to play our role in the delivery of new homes as part of the overall East Lothian Local Development Plan as the vision for new neighbourhood near Wallyford in East Lothian.”