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Planning approved for East Lothian steading conversion

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September 26 2011

Planning approved for East Lothian steading conversion
Planning approval has finally been given to a scheme by Ian Springford Architects to redevelop a former steading at Seton East Farm in Longniddry, East Lothian, to form nine homes.

The scheme, first submitted for approval back in August 2006, entails construction of a new wing to the property in order to complete the central courtyard.

In a statement Springford described the new building as: “a deliberately simple lightweight 'barn', crisply detailed and executed to contrast against the heavy stonework of the existing remaining steading.”

No construction will take place until the landowner finds a developer to take the scheme forward.
A mixture of two, three and four bedroom homes will be provided
A mixture of two, three and four bedroom homes will be provided
Selective demolition and new build is intended to be sensitive to the rural situation
Selective demolition and new build is intended to be sensitive to the rural situation

3 Comments

Sven
#1 Posted by Sven on 27 Sep 2011 at 14:16 PM
An attractive and imaginative conversion. I am concerned about the use of so much wood - it weathers terribly in Scotland's wind and rain. In less than a year the wood will bleach, blacken or generally look terrible.
Ian McAslan
#2 Posted by Ian McAslan on 27 Sep 2011 at 15:50 PM
Completely agree, looks great initially but this will be a big grey block within months.
david nimmo
#3 Posted by david nimmo on 27 Sep 2011 at 17:45 PM
I wish them every success with this, however am I the only person who thinks that the standard modernist exterior package is now considered appropriate everywhere? This is virtually identical to the ticket office at the Eagle's Nest in Bavaria.

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