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Glenbrook Road, Balerno, Edinburgh

Clarendon undertook a pre-application public consultation for a proposed housing development in Balerno on 7 June 2017. 

The consultation was at Balerno Community Centre, 11 Main Street, Balerno, EH14 7EQ, from 3.00pm to 9.00 pm.

A copy of the exhibition boards for the event is available here for downloading.

Conifer Road, Mayfield, Midlothian

Clarendon undertook a pre-application public consultation for a proposed housing development in Mayfield on 1 June 2017 on behalf of Lawfield Estate. 

The consultation was at Mayfield Leisure Centre, 10 Mayfield Place, Mayfield, EH22 5JG, from 3.00pm to 7.00 pm.

A copy of the exhibition boards is provided on this link.

 Macmerry Junction, A1, East Lothian

Clarendon have been appointed to progress a planning application for a road-side services development including potential petrol filling station and associated commercial development.

A pre-application consultation exhibition was held on Tuesday 28th February 2017, 2pm-7pm, at Tranent Library, The George Johnstone Centre, 35 Winton Place, Tranent EH33 1AE.

A copy of the exhibition boards are available here

 

South Gateside, Haddington, East Lothian

Clarendon undertook initial pre-application public consultation for a proposed residential development with associated community uses and landscaping, on behalf of the BS&S Group.

The exhibition was held on Wednesday 15th February, between 2.30pm and 7.30pm at The Trinity Centre, Church Street, Haddington EH41 3EX.

The consultation boards are available to view here.

Clarendon will hold a second public consultation in the coming months. Please check this page for updates. 

 

Barleyknowe Road, Gorebridge, Midlothian

Clarendon are undertaking pre-application public consultation for a proposed housing development in Gorebridge, on behalf of Barratt David Wilson Homes.

The exhibition was held on Tuesday 24th January, between 2.30pm and 7.30pm at Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield, Gorebridge.

The consultation boards are available to view here.

 

Abbey Road, Elderslie, Renfrewshire

Clarendon were appointed to submit a planning appeal to the Scottish Government on behalf of Barratt David Wilson Homes / Dawn Homes with submission in January 2016.

The appeal sought to overturn a refusal by Renfrewshire Council planning committee (against planning officer recommendation) for planning permission in principle for approximately 150 houses.  The site is allocated in the Local Development Plan but was refused by local members on transport impact grounds.

The appeal was recalled by Scottish Ministers who will make the final decision once a reporter's report is available.

UPDATE 15th December 2016:  Scottish Ministers have issued a decision notice allowing the appeal against refusal and awarding a claim for expenses against Renfrewshire Council due to the Council acting unreasonably.  The decision provides for 150 new homes in Elderslie with construction to begin in 2017.

 

Preston Mains, East Linton, East Lothian

Clarendon are undertaking pre-application public consultation for a proposed housing development in East Linton, on behalf of Barratt David Wilson Homes.

The exhibition was held on Tuesday 13th December, between 2pm and 7.30pm at East Linton Community Hall, 73 High Street, East Linton. EH40 3BQ.

The consultation boards are available to view here.

Questionnaire - Many thanks for your time in attending the public consultation event and providing your comments via the provided questionnaire. Contact details provided will be held in accordance of the Data Protection Act. 

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Limeylands Road, Ormiston, East Lothian

Following a lengthy planning process, the Scottish Government's appointed reporter has issued a second Notice of Intention (30th November 2016), confirming planning approval subject to registration of the provided Section 75 legal agreement to secure planning gain items.  This will be undertaken within 4 weeks which will release the planning permission decision notice and allow for construction to begin in 2017.  UPDATE:  APPROVAL DECISION NOTICE ISSUED 10TH JANUARY 2017

Clarendon and the applicant's legal advisers, Pinsent Masons, have been working on the detail of the planning gain items which include significant financial contributions towards extending Ormiston Primary School and Ross High School plus provision of affordable housing for the local community (25% of the total houses to be built).

The process was initiated in 2011 with submissions to East Lothian Council to seek inclusion of the site for housing in the emerging Local Development Plan.  Pre-application public consultation was undertaken in 2013 and a planning application 'in principle' was submitted to the Council in early 2014 on behalf of both the landowner and developer. The Council's planning committee refused this application in November 2014 and an appeal to the Scottish Government was lodged in February 2015.  The appeal process has therefore taken 21 months, where education capacity was debated and Clarendon, with Pinsent Masons, demonstrated how the local primary school could be extended whilst still accommodating other planned housing proposals. 

The indicative site layout for 120 houses plus landscaping, new woodland and land for potential community use is provided below.

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New Village Proposal - Hatton Mains, West Edinburgh

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Clarendon are working with the landowner to assess the potential of land at Hatton Mains (between Ratho and Dalmahoy on the A71) for a new village to contribute much needed new housing within the Edinburgh city boundary.

A Proposal of Application Notice has been submitted to the Council to initiate discussion and scoping design and technical studies are being commissioned to determine the likely scale.

The current proposal is for the new village to incorporate approximately 1200 new homes, a local neighbourhood centre, community/education facilities (primary school solution to be agreed with City of Edinburgh Council), open space/park with associated landscaping, roads and infrastructure.

This proposal comes at a critical time for Edinburgh with a report into the emerging Local Development Plan examination now available and indicating a shortfall of over 7,000 houses in the period to 2019.

Additionally, a new South East Scotland Strategic Development Plan is being prepared which indicates a further need for new housing in Edinburgh in the period to 2030.

Hatton Mains offers the potential for a new village which can ease pressure on existing urban areas within Edinburgh, whilst linking in with high quality public transport options and employment centres in West Edinburgh.

INITIAL PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENTS

Events were held on Wednesday 21st September and Thursday 22nd September 2016 at Heriot-Watt University and Monday 26th September at Ratho Community Centre.  Over 150 people attended and viewed initial information with an opportunity to discuss issues with members of the Clarendon team.

A copy of the display boards are available here 

Thanks to all those that attended the three days of initial pre-application public consultation and also to those who submitted comments via the provided questionnaire.

Further updates will be provided as the project moves forward and a summary of all issues raised will be provided within a pre-application consultation report ahead of any application.

 

Old Craighall, East Lothian

Following an appeal to the Scottish Government in July 2014 of East Lothian Council's refusal of planning permission (for an 'in principle' proposal for 52 housing units on Greenbelt within the Edinburgh City Bypass), a 'minded to grant' decision was received by Scottish Ministers in March 2015, subject to conditions and completion of an associated legal agreement.  The legal agreement has now been concluded between the landowner and East Lothian Council.

This was one of the first decisions issued by Scottish Ministers following a decision in late 2014 to 'call-in' a number of planning appeals due to the delivery of housing being seen as a national priority.

East Lothian's first stage of their new Local Development Plan (the Main Issues Report), identifies this site, along with extensive further land in the vicinity, as preferred housing locations, demonstrating the potential scale of change in this locality over the next 5-10 years.  The draft Proposed Local Development Plan presented to Council committee in November 2015 now allocates the site for housing.

UPDATE: Clarendon are now working with Cruden Homes, who have concluded a conditional legal contract with the landowner, with a view to addressing detailed planning conditions. A application to address these detailed matters was submitted by Cruden to East Lothian Council in early December 2016.  This application can be viewed on the Council's planning portal (ref.16/00994/AMC).

An 'update' document was circulated to Old Craighall residents on 14th December (copy available here) and further updates will be provided on our website in early 2017.

 

Murieston Road, Murieston, Livingston

Following earlier pre-application consultation in May 2014, an application for Planning Permission in Principle was submitted in April 2015 on behalf of Barratt David Wilson Homes and landowners, H&J Russell.

The application is for residential development and associated uses as per the undernoted plan - full documents are available on West Lothian Council's planning portal (ref.0355/P/15).

The application has recently been amended to reduce housing numbers from 150 to approximately 100-120 units to take into account wider infrastructure availability. 

West Lothian Council issued a refusal notice in early February 2016 and the applicants are now considering an appeal to the Scottish Government - further updates to be provided in due course.

The site boundary plan is available here.

Update:  A planning appeal was submitted on behalf of the applicants to the Scottish Government in May 2016.  Appeal hearings into housing land supply and education capacity were held on 15th and 16th February 2017.  Closing submissions have now been provided to the DPEA and a reporter's report is awaited.

 

Broomhills, Frogston Road East, Edinburgh

Following extensive pre-application discussion with both City of Edinburgh Council and Architecture & Design Scotland, a detailed planning application was submitted in November 2014 for mixed-use development at Broomhills.

The proposals comprise 633 new homes including 25% affordable on-site provision, an extensive new public park, small-scale commercial units, a site reserved for a new primary school (to be implemented by City of Edinburgh Council if required) plus associated landscaping, streets and paths.

The Council have now consulted on the application and the application will be presented via a hearing at the Council's Development Management Committee on 21st December 2015. 

LATEST:  Detailed Planning Consent granted by City of Edinburgh Council - major new strategic scale site for Edinburgh with work to begin in 2016

 

Ashby Road, Melbourne, South Derbyshire

Clarendon have obtained outline planning permission for 5 detached houses on land east of Ashby Road, on the south-western edge of the village, on behalf of the estate landowner.

The site boundary can be viewed here and the indicative site layout can be viewed here.

 

Cheviot Vets, Kelso, Scottish Borders 

Clarendon are pleased to have supported Cheviot Vets' physical expansion north of the border having taken on, and won, their planning appeal (June 2015) on the basis of economic development arguments following their original refusal of 'full' planning consent by Scottish Borders Council's planning officials earlier this year.

This forthcoming development will now enable the Northumberland based practice to serve it's Borders' clients from a new purpose built premises on the edge of Kelso. This development also allows the future growth embracing the practice's established core equine and other large animal care.

 

Thornton, Fife

Clarendon have been working with Barratt David Wilson Homes and Taylor Wimpey in preparing an initial urban design framework for the development of a major settlement extension at Thornton, which is located on the main-line rail network between Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy.  Following Clarendon's successful representations to the emerging Fife Local Development Plan, the site has been allocated as part of a wider proposed housing release for 900 units.

 

Galt Terrace, Musselburgh

A Proposal of Application Notice was submitted to East Lothian Council, on behalf of the Executory of the Late Sir John Hope, and an initial pre-application Public Consultation Event was held on 17th September 2014 at Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre.

Clarendon are now working with Stewart Milne Homes, who have concluded a conditional legal contract with the landowner.

A planning permission in principle application was submitted to East Lothian Council in February 2016 (for a residential development of approximately 190 units).  Additional information has been requested by the Council including further landscape and ecology assessments which are being undertaken ahead of full consideration of the application.

 

Main Street, Dechmont, West Lothian

Following public consultation, a Planning Application in Principle was lodged in August 2014 with West Lothian Council for Main Street, Dechmont on behalf of private landowners.

The proposals comprise housing with associated open space, landscaping, woodland, roads and paths. Following consultations with the local community and local authority, a revised 'indicative site layout' has been included with the application (see below) with a significant area of woodland along the eastern boundary to the A899 - the application reference number is 0586/P/14 and all documents can be viewed on West Lothian Council's planning portal website. 

Due to non-determination of the planning application by West Lothian Council, an appeal to the Scottish Government was lodged in October 2015.  Hearing sessions were undertaken in March 2016.  A decision is still awaited as of March 2017.

 

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Angraflat Road, Kelso, Scottish Borders

Clarendon Planning and Development are delighted to announce approval of the mixed-use project at Nethershot, Angraflat Road, Kelso, comprising residential development (100 houses) and a site for new secondary school. 

Planning permission ‘in principle’ was unanimously approved by Scottish Borders Planning Committee on the 6th May 2014 ahead of adoption of the emerging Local Development Plan.

Discussions are on-going with potential developers for the housing element of the site.

Following promotion by Clarendon, a second phase of a further 100 houses has been allocated in the Council's LDP Supplementary Guidance for new housing sites.  This land sits behind Phase 1 and, in total, will provide for 200 new homes in Kelso, including 25% affordable provision.

Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, Edinburgh

Clarendon, through successful representations to Edinburgh's new Local Development Plan, achieved an allocation for housing on a former Green Belt site at Riccarton Mains Road.

Clarendon provided planning input to a planning application by CALA Homes for 17 new homes which was approved by City of Edinburgh Council in July 2015.

Mayfield, Midlothian

A pre-application public consultation event was held in September 2013, which outlined a proposed residential development at land north of Oak Place, Mayfield with associated design, access and landscape proposals.

Clarendon are now working with Barratt David Wilson Homes, who have concluded a legal conditional contract with the landowner.

UPDATE:  A detailed planning application has been submitted by Barratt to Midlothian Council with further detail to be provided during the application process.

Lawfield, Midlothian

Clarendon Planning have secured Planning Permission (subject to legal agreement) for a housing development in Midlothian. The steading conversion consists of 14 units in total, 5 of which are new build properties set in the countryside.

Maidens, South Ayrshire

Proposals for luxury tourist lodges within South Ayshire's prime visitor area are being progressed by Clarendon.

Completed Sites

Abbey Road, Elderslie, Renfrewshire
Clarendon were appointed to submit a planning appeal to the Scottish Government on behalf of Barratt David Wilson Homes / Dawn Homes with submission in January 2016. The appeal sought to overturn a refusal by Renfrewshire Council planning committee (against planning officer recommendation) for planning permission in principle for approximately 150 houses. The site is allocated in the Local Development Plan but was refused by local members on transport impact grounds. The appeal was recalled by Scottish Ministers who will make the final decision once a reporter's report is available. UPDATE 15th December 2016: Scottish Ministers have issued a decision notice allowing the appeal against refusal and awarding a claim for expenses against Renfrewshire Council due to the Council acting unreasonably. The decision provides for 150 new homes in Elderslie with construction to begin in 2017
Limeylands Road, Ormiston, East Lothian
Following a lengthy planning process, the Scottish Government's appointed reporter has issued a second Notice of Intention (30th November 2016), confirming planning approval subject to registration of the provided Section 75 legal agreement to secure planning gain items. This will be undertaken within 4 weeks which will release the planning permission decision notice and allow for construction to begin in 2017. UPDATE: APPROVAL DECISION NOTICE ISSUED 10TH JANUARY 2017 Clarendon and the applicant's legal advisers, Pinsent Masons, have been working on the detail of the planning gain items which include significant financial contributions towards extending Ormiston Primary School and Ross High School plus provision of affordable housing for the local community (25% of the total houses to be built). The process was initiated in 2011 with submissions to East Lothian Council to seek inclusion of the site for housing in the emerging Local Development Plan. Pre-application public consultation was undertaken in 2013 and a planning application 'in principle' was submitted to the Council in early 2014 on behalf of both the landowner and developer. The Council's planning committee refused this application in November 2014 and an appeal to the Scottish Government was lodged in February 2015. The appeal process has therefore taken 21 months, where education capacity was debated and Clarendon, with Pinsent Masons, demonstrated how the local primary school could be extended whilst still accommodating other planned housing proposals. The indicative site layout for 120 houses plus landscaping, new woodland and land for potential community use is provided below.
Broomhills, Frogston Road East, Edinburgh
Following extensive pre-application discussion with both City of Edinburgh Council and Architecture & Design Scotland, a detailed planning application was submitted in November 2014 for mixed-use development at Broomhills. The proposals comprise 633 new homes including 25% affordable on-site provision, an extensive new public park, small-scale commercial units, a site reserved for a new primary school (to be implemented by City of Edinburgh Council if required) plus associated landscaping, streets and paths. The Council have now consulted on the application and the application will be presented via a hearing at the Council's Development Management Committee on 21st December 2015. LATEST: Detailed Planning Consent granted by City of Edinburgh Council - major new strategic scale site for Edinburgh with work to begin in 2016.
Cheviot Vets, Kelso, Scottish Borders
Clarendon are pleased to have supported Cheviot Vets' physical expansion north of the border having taken on, and won, their planning appeal (June 2015) on the basis of economic development arguments following their original refusal of 'full' planning consent by Scottish Borders Council's planning officials earlier this year. This forthcoming development will now enable the Northumberland based practice to serve it's Borders' clients from a new purpose built premises on the edge of Kelso. This development also allows the future growth embracing the practice's established core equine and other large animal care.
Ashby Road, Melbourne, South Derbyshire
Clarendon have obtained outline planning permission for 5 detached houses on land east of Ashby Road, on the south-western edge of the village, on behalf of the estate landowner.
Angraflat Road, Kelso, Scottish Borders
Clarendon Planning and Development are delighted to announce approval of the mixed-use project at Nethershot, Angraflat Road, Kelso, comprising residential development (100 houses) and a site for new secondary school. Planning permission ‘in principle’ was unanimously approved by Scottish Borders Planning Committee on the 6th May 2014 ahead of adoption of the emerging Local Development Plan. Discussions are on-going with potential developers for the housing element of the site. Following promotion by Clarendon, a second phase of a further 100 houses has been allocated in the Council's LDP Supplementary Guidance for new housing sites. This land sits behind Phase 1 and, in total, will provide for 200 new homes in Kelso, including 25% affordable provision.
Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, Edinburgh
Clarendon, through successful representations to Edinburgh's new Local Development Plan, achieved an allocation for housing on a former Green Belt site at Riccarton Mains Road. Clarendon provided planning input to a planning application by CALA Homes for 17 new homes which was approved by City of Edinburgh Council in July 2015.
Lawfield, Midlothian
Clarendon Planning have secured Planning Permission (subject to legal agreement) for a housing development in Midlothian. The steading conversion consists of 14 units in total, 5 of which are new build properties set in the countryside.