ANOTHER housing developer is keen to begin work on scores of new homes at the new town of Blindwells.

Proposals from Persimmon Homes are now with East Lothian Council’s planning department and, if approved, the developer is hopeful work would begin on 197 properties within a matter of months.

It claims more than 600 construction and supply chain jobs could be created through the scheme.

Persimmon’s plans, which incorporate proposals for a mix of 167 two, three and four bedroom two-storey houses, include provision for the development of 30 affordable properties on the site.

A spokesperson for Persimmon Homes East Scotland was hopeful the proposals would get the green light.

They said: “Our continued investment in East Lothian underpins our commitment to the creation of high-quality new homes that meet the needs of the housing market.

“We hope to secure planning consent in the autumn and start on site shortly thereafter.”

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Earlier this year, Bellway started the development of their Prince’s Gate scheme at Blindwells and Cruden are making progress on the construction of 60 affordable homes on behalf of East Lothian Council.

The redevelopment of the 390-acre former open cast mine site between Tranent and Port Seton will not only include more than 1,000 new homes but also a new primary school and town centre facilities.

The developer behind the Blindwells project, Hargreaves Land, will be installing 10 electric vehicle charge points by spring next year to accommodate the growing number of people owning electric cars.

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Bruce Lindsay, development director at Hargreaves Land, said: “We are committed to creating a development that meets the needs of the local community and delivers exceptional high-quality homes for East Lothian, offering a wide choice of properties for people to live in.

“As developers, we want to see the creation of imaginative and rewarding residential developments that leave a long-lasting legacy and create a strong sense of community.”

In recent weeks JLL, the agent acting on behalf of Hargreaves Land, has completed the marketing of Blindwells’ Plot 11 following calls for best and final offers at the end of April.

The 1.8-hectare plot is likely to accommodate around 75 homes and an announcement is expected by Hargreaves Land in the coming weeks.