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East Lothian plans for a growth spurt.

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February 4 2010

 East Lothian plans for a growth spurt.
The Registrar General has projected that Scotland’s population will expand by 7% over the next 25 years, rising to approximately 5.5m by 2033 before slowly declining.

On a regional level swings in population are likely to be much wilder however.

Top of the growth league will be East Lothian which could grow by as much as a third, in marked contrast to Inverclyde and Dunbartonshire which are both staring at a 10% drop.

So why is East Lothian so popular? Many have been displaced by Edinburgh’s soaring property prices whilst the area benefits from a coastal profile, countryside and strong transport links.

In attempting to accommodate the coming hordes East Lothian Council have plans for a new town, Blindwells, on a former opencast mine between Prestonpans and Tranent.
Blindwells will accommodate 4,500 houses on land bounded by the A1 and East Coast rail route
Blindwells will accommodate 4,500 houses on land bounded by the A1 and East Coast rail route
Part of the site encompasses a former open cast mine
Part of the site encompasses a former open cast mine

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