THE latest phase of a near-1,500-home development to the south of Wallyford has been given the go-ahead.

Ambitious plans for the village, which will see a number of community facilities and a new primary school created, are being drawn up by a variety of developers.

East Lothian Council has already approved the general idea of development on the site, which stretches to the west, south and east of Wallyford.

Earlier this month, the council gave BDW Trading Limited’s proposals for 245 houses on the site the green light. The development will be made up of 89 detached, 58 semi-detached and 98 terraced homes.

The housing, which will be made up of 14 different types, includes 153 three-bedroom houses, with the remainder being four bedrooms.

Councillor Norman Hampshire, convener of the local authority’s planning committee, which discussed the proposals, said that discussions about various aspects of the site had been complex.

He added: “We have got to the position where some developments are coming forward and this is another example today.

“This is going to make Wallyford one of the best communities to live in in East Lothian. When we see housing, new schools and all the facilities that go along with it, it will be a fantastic community to live in.”