REVISED plans for 115 new homes on the outskirts of Dunbar go on display this afternoon (Tuesday).

Planning permission for a residential development and cemetery for land at Newtonlees, to the east of the town, was given in 2017.

Detailed plans for the housing scheme on the site were submitted to East Lothian Council in August 2019.

Now, following discussions with planners, Robertson Homes has submitted revised proposals, which members of the public will get the chance to see on Tuesday between 2pm and 8pm.

John Murphy, managing director, Robertson Homes, said: “We are extremely pleased to bring forward our revised plans for Newtonlees in Dunbar following positive discussions with the council.

“The revised layout has taken into consideration some of the points that were raised with us by the council and local community groups.

“Following submission, we are keen to meet with members of the public and local interested stakeholders to receive further feedback.

“As such we are hosting an open day on Tuesday at our Fair Acres development showhome in Dunbar to showcase our revised proposals and update the community.

“We would welcome as many local interested parties as possible to pop in and see us.”

The site will be made up of three, four and five-bedroom homes, with 25 per cent allocated for affordable housing.

If planning permission is granted, it will also enable the development of a new cemetery to include 2,000 lairs, 700 ashes-only lairs and an area of woodland burial.

The original plans, which looked at the possibility of a cemetery and housing development, went before the local authority’s planning committee.

Controversially, the plans, which were submitted by Gladman Developments Ltd, were approved, despite being outwith the council’s Local Development Plan.

The plans went to a vote, with Dunbar and East Linton ward member Councillor Norman Hampshire, who is convenor of the planning committee, given the deciding vote.

Mr Murphy highlighted how the development would benefit local businesses.

He said: “We are committed to the East Lothian area and have plans to set up a designated east of Scotland business division.

“We currently have around 30 members of our workforce from East Lothian, including a site and construction manager who are local.

“In addition, we also contract with six local businesses on our projects in East Lothian.”