BHA unveils housing plan for Ayton site

Berwickshire Housing Association has unveiled plans for 49 brand new homes to be built to the south of Ayton Primary School.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 06 August, 2018, 10:56
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The new estate will be accessed from Summerhill Park, with a secondary access route coming off Lawfield Drive.

A meeting with Ayton Community Council is being held on Tuesday, September 4 to present the designs to councillors, followed by a public consultation meeting during the week commencing September 17 at Ayton Primary School.

Berwickshire Housing Association development manager Colin Young said: “We’ve owned this site for over 20 years and we’re delighted that it is finally moving forward and will bring much needed homes to Ayton.

“We’ve carried out a master plan exercise with architects Smith Scott Mullen. This included public consultation, the results of which have been fed into the final design.

“The planning application will be for the whole site, but Berwickshire Housing Association is only proposing the construction of 29 units in phase one. No date has been agreed for phase two, but this is likely to be some years in the future.

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“The proposed housing is a mix of house types and sizes aimed at meeting local demand as identified in the recent local housing needs assessment. The family housing will help support the local primary school and local amenities.

“The range of properties proposed also takes account of existing Berwickshire Housing Association stock and aims to fill unmet demand by providing more housing choice for applicants in the Ayton area.”

A preliminary public consultation event was held in June to discuss the proposals.

Joseph Anderson, Local Democracy Reporting Service