PLANS for more than 100 homes on the outskirts of Aberlady have been submitted to East Lothian Council.

Cruden Homes is looking to develop the site to the west of the village, off Kirk Road, with proposals looking at 107 homes, with associated infrastructure and open space.

The site is allocated in the Draft Proposed East Lothian Local Development Plan for “circa 100 new homes, access, infrastructure and open space” and forms part of the wider housing contribution for East Lothian, which is required to deliver an additional 10,050 new homes by 2024.

Fraser Lynes, from Cruden Homes, said: “Given our companies history in East Lothian we are delighted to be lodging proposals for much needed new housing in Aberlady, which include the on-site delivery of 25 per cent Affordable Housing.

“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.

“As with our other developments in East Lothian, should we receive planning consent we look forward to working with the local community as we move forward with these proposals.”

The planning application will provide a range of house types, from two-bedroom flats to five-bedroom homes with open space and linkages to the existing village and beyond whilst delivering a new link through the site to connect Kirk Road with the A198.

This will use the existing priority junction at The Pleasance to avoid traffic having to pass Aberlady Primary School when coming to or leaving from the new housing area.

A consultation with the community, including with the local community, councillors and Gullane Area Community Council and Aberlady Community Association, took place earlier this year.

The community council are yet to discuss the proposals, which are likely to be raised at the group's next meeting at Aberlady Kirk Stables on July 28.