Cruden Homes has filed plans with East Lothian Council to build 107 houses in Aberlady off Kirk Road on land owned by Wemyss and March Estates.

Incorporating a range of two to five bedroom properties the development will plug into the existing village and will entail construction of a new link connecting Kirk Road to the A198. Provision is made for new open space as part of the plans whilst also retaining protected roadside trees.

Fraser Lynes from Cruden Homes commented: “The site has been allocated for housing in the Draft Local Development Plan and we wanted to ensure, through our consultation process, that the views of the local community helped shape the proposals going forward.

“Whilst there were a number of themes mentioned by the local community, we hope our proposals provide a development that complements the outstanding village of Aberlady.”

East Lothian is required to accommodate 10,050 new homes by 2024 to help the county meet a projected 35 per cent population increase by 2036.