Coal to property transformation of East Lothian mine powers ahead
March 30 2017
Generous open spaces will be peppered throughout this mix, threaded by 10 miles of new walking and cycling routes across the former open-cast mine – owned by Hargreaves Surface Mining.
James Fraser, associate director at EMA Architects, said: “This site is an important part of the future growth of East Lothian with the aspiration that Blindwells will become a desirable place to live and add to the rich character found within East Lothian.
“A garden city design has been proposed with pockets of residential development surrounded by generous open space and woodland planting, allowing all residents direct connections to these important landscape features and the extensive walking / cycle network proposed throughout the masterplan.”
Work could now get underway on the giant scheme early next year with the potential to deliver as many as 3,200 homes by 2022.
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