Works underway on Persimmon Homes scheme

June 1, 2022

One of Scotland’s leading housebuilders has started work on a £28 million housing development in Blindwells, East Lothian.

Foundation and groundworks are underway on The Earls development being delivered by Persimmon Homes.

A mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes as well as 12 apartments will make up the 197 properties on the site which received planning permission in September last year. Of those, 30 homes will be transferred to a provider of social housing.

Situated between Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Tranent, The Earls forms part of the overall Blindwells New Town masterplan of the 390-acre former opencast mine site being delivered by Hargreaves Land.

Alongside 1,600 much needed new homes, the New Town masterplan will also see construction of a new primary school and other community facilities and amenities in the area.

Neil Parry, managing director at Persimmon Homes East Scotland, confirmed: “Breaking ground at The Earls is just the start of this exciting new development which will provide a range of high-quality homes that we are confident will meet the needs of the East Lothian property market and create jobs for local people.

“Since our signage was erected we have received a high volume of enquiries for our new homes.  This is testament to the desire to live in this new, and what will be an amazing community to live in. We look forward to our first legal completions towards the end of 2022.”

Bruce Lindsay, development director at Hargreaves Land, said: “Hargreaves are delighted to welcome Persimmon to Blindwells and look forward to seeing the new housing being delivered as part of this exciting New Town development.”

The Earls is ideally placed close to excellent transport links, just off the A1, close to beautiful east coast beaches and golf courses.  To be among the first to secure a home in an emerging new community buyers can visit or call the marketing suite on 0187 544 0562.