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Ware Road

Ware Road / Foreshot Terrace Site Decision by the Council on earlier application
At their meeting on 15 August the ELC planning committee decided by 9 votes to 1 to refuse Muir Homes' application for planning permission for a 24 house development on the site at Foreshot Terrace / Ware Road in Dirleton and an associated application for a drainage system on the northern boundary of the site. The primary grounds for refusal were that the development would be a highly visible and obtrusive extension of urban development into an area of agricultural land, would be harmful to the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and would prejudice the ability to provide infrastructure capacity, in the form of necessary school capacity, for housing on the site at Castlemains Place, which is designated for housing in the Proposed Local Development Plan.
Muir Homes also held a second consultation in the Open Arms hotel on 1st June in preparation for making a further planning application, for a modified scheme. It is not known whether they intend to proceed with that.

Updated August 17, 2017

The period for responses to the Ware Road application closed on 28th October, 2016

The DVA's own response to the Ware Road Application has been submitted
An Additional DVA Meeting was held on 12.10.2016 to discuss Muir Homes Application for the Ware Road site. There was a good attendance and an agreement that the discussion document should form the basis of the DVA's submission to the ELC but that some of the individual comments and concerns expressed at the meeting should be included as far as possible.
Click here to see the DVA's covering letter and submission.

The Ware Road Planning Application for a development of 24 housing units by Muir Homes on the site at Ware Road,/Foreshot Terrace, and a second associated application relating to drainage facilities and the creation of a woodland strip on the north boundary of the site, have been published by East Lothian Council. Representatations on both applications could be made until October 28th, 2016. To view the documents connected to this appliaction on the council website, click on this link. For the second associated application, click on this link.