PLANS for dozens of new council homes in Ormiston have been revealed.

Proposals submitted by East Lothian Council for 37 new homes in the village will be scrutinised by its planning department.

The site, which would be made up of one, two and three-bedroom properties, is off Tynemount Road and forms part of a wider development of the area which includes 110 new homes by developer Walker Homes.

The development would consist of four one-bedroom ground-floor cottages; four one-bedroom upper-floor cottages; six two-bedroom ground-floor cottages; six two-bedroom upper-floor cottages; 10 three-bedroom end-terraced houses; five three-bedroom mid-terraced houses; one two-bedroom bungalow; and one three-bedroom bungalow.

A council spokesman said the local authority was investing £93 million in new council housing over the next five years.

He added: “This development would provide a mix of different house styles, providing high-quality accommodation for families and individuals, contributing to the outcomes set out in our local housing strategy by increasing the supply of affordable housing.

“While a small number of the new properties may be made available to a housing trust for rental opportunities, the majority of the new homes built will be offered as council housing.

“Following a number of applications for market housing on the site this detailed application is for the development of affordable housing on the site.”

Scott Gillies, chairman of the village’s community council, welcomed the potential of council houses being built.

He said: “Without a doubt it is welcome.”