East Lothian



First new homes underway at Blindwells

Work has started on the first new homes to be built at the development in East Lothian with more good news to come later this year, according to developer Hargreaves Land.

Published 22 February 2021

Wallyford Learning Campus plans submitted

Plans for a £46 million new high school at Wallyford have been submitted to East Lothian Council to serve the raft of new homes in the area.

Published 17 February 2021

And finally... From Melbourne to Musselburgh

A new proposal has emerged for an F1-style racing circuit based on the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne at a site on the East Lothian coast.

Published 18 January 2021

Construction complete on East Lothian’s newest primary school

Construction has completed on East Lothian’s newest primary school and the building is due to be formally handed over to the council today.

Published 15 January 2021

New railway stations planned for East Linton and Reston

Network Rail has submitted planning applications for new railway stations in East Linton and Reston.

Published 18 December 2020

East Lothian grants permission for care village at Inveresk

Plans to develop a new care village at Inveresk in Musselburgh have been approved by East Lothian Council’s planning committee.

Published 5 November 2020

Brewery fined for damaging waste water treatment works with caustic discharge

A Dunbar brewery company has been fined £10,000 after admitting discharging caustic effluent into a sewer which caused damage to a waste water treatment works.

Published 22 October 2020

Final stage of East Lothian Community Hospital completed

The East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington has now been handed over to NHS Lothian and the East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership after the final phase of the project was completed by its development partner hub South East.

Published 2 October 2020

Graham Construction begins work on Gullane Primary School expansion

Work on a £5.5 million expansion programme to create new nursery accommodation, new classrooms, a multi-purpose hall and office space at Gullane Primary School is under way.

Published 28 September 2020

Road and renewable energy plans lodged for low carbon Dunbar community

The first steps in the delivery of a low carbon community at the DunBear Park development in Dunbar have been taken with the submission of plans for roads, footpaths and essential infrastructure, together with the renewable energy submissions to by Hallhill Developments Ltd.

Published 7 September 2020

Taylor Wimpey land acquisition allows work to start on 102 homes in Macmerry

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has confirmed that land has been acquired and that construction for a development of 102 new homes at its Weldon Grange development on land to the west of Greendykes Road in Macmerry will start within the next few weeks.

Published 25 August 2020

Permission granted for 250 homes in Whitecraig but North Berwick care village refused

East Lothian Council has granted full planning permission for a 250-home development in Whitecraig, while applications for a care village at North Berwick and a McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant in Musselburgh were rejected.

Published 20 August 2020

East Lothian planners rubber-stamp path plan

East Lothian Council has granted planning permission for a segregated path linking Gullane and West Fenton.

Published 5 August 2020

National Museum of Flight visitor centre appeal wins Historic Environment Scotland backing

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has given its support for plans to build a new £15 million visitor centre at the National Museum of Flight, which is currently the subject of an appeal to the Scottish Government.

Published 20 July 2020

Pre-construction work begins at Taylor Wimpey’s first development in Wallyford

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has announced the beginning of pre-construction work for a development of 69 new homes at its Ravensheugh development on land at St Clements Wells in Wallyford.

Published 20 July 2020