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Low carbon community launched in Dunbar

May 4 2020

Low carbon community launched in Dunbar

A proposal of application notice has been filed with East Lothian Council to build a low-carbon community in Dunbar, centred on the recently unveiled ‘DunBear’ sculpture.

DunBear Park is being brought forward by Halhill Developments who intend to build a mixed-use scheme comprising drive through retail, a nursery and care home in addition to homes and offices.

An innovation centre catering for start-up businesses and 100 low carbon affordable homes will also be built on the 54.3-acre site.
Since 1999 Halhill has seen 1,524 homes built or under construction with a pledge to use on-site renewable heat and power for future homes.

Ken Ross of Hallhill Developments said: “We are delighted to be bringing forward proposals for our low carbon community, which we are aiming to be an exemplar development, adopting the latest low carbon technology
“DunBear Park will assist in creating jobs and delivering housing for key workers, who have played such vital role during COVID-19. It will also assist in the supporting the construction-led recovery from the current crisis.”

A web based public consultation will take place on Wednesday 3 June between 1700 and 2000.


Islands of sanity
#1 Posted by Islands of sanity on 4 May 2020 at 17:56 PM
East Lothian is one of a half a dozen areas of Scotland with scarce high quality farmland. Using the proximity principle of sustainable development we should be providing food as close to customers as possible. We should not be building here. A narrow definition of low carbon is being applied.
Neil Tennent
#2 Posted by Neil Tennent on 4 May 2020 at 21:53 PM a featureless field, next to a big old Asda, a MacDonalds and a crap casting of a bear....soon to be crammed with suitably crap suburban noddy boxes.
Love the wee key worker-COVID PR bandwagon link Hallhill are really 'doing their bit' for humanity.
#3 Posted by Daniel on 5 May 2020 at 09:00 AM
Dunbar is also a settlement with decent existing services and a direct rail link into the main jobs market in the area. This is land bound on three sides by existing development, it isn't the end of the world.

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