Plan for 30 homes in Eyemouth approved

Plans for 30 new affordable homes in Eyemouth have been given the thumbs-up.

Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 08:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 08:32 am
Proposed houses for the second phase of the residential development at Acredale Road, Eyemouth.

The proposals, submitted by Smith Scott Mullan Associates on behalf of Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA), will see terraced and semi-detached prefabricated houses offering a choice of two or three bedrooms built, as well as a block of flats.

The new homes will make up the second phase of the residential development at Acredale Road.

The site, north-west of Acredale Industrial Estate, will also include 45 parking spaces and landscaping.

Phase one of the development, approved in February 2014, saw the construction of 32 houses. However, its completion was beset by delays and in August 2015, almost 10 months after the prefabricated buildings were delivered to the site, the houses were still not ready to be occupied.

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A spokesman for Smith Scott Mullan Associates said: “The design of the buildings has been developed to reflect the clean and simple appearance of the recently-completed housing development to the south east of the site.”

The application parked five objections from neighbours concerned about traffic and dirt during the construction.

The current application was approved by officers using delegated powers.

BHA trustee, Cllr Jim Fullarton said: “I am delighted with the decision.”