Blindwells gains new eco-friendly amenity to support modern living

As part of the ongoing development of Blindwells, the sustainable new town in East Lothian, we are delighted to announce completion of a new eco-friendly facility for our residents.

The private residents’ car park close to the newly-created Princes Loch now features five dual charging stations for Electric Vehicles (EVs).

The 7kw charging sockets can accommodate up to 10 cars, and those living on the development need only download a straightforward-to-use app in order to start benefitting from their installation.

Jonathan Graham, Senior Development Surveyor at Hargreaves Land, said: “EVs are growing in popularity and as a team dedicated to sustainability, charging points have been baked into our plans from the very start.

“We are therefore pleased to have been able to deliver on this commitment to our residents.”

The EV charging points, which make up almost half of the car parking spaces available and complement several spaces for disabled users also, adhere to several policies within the National Planning Framework 4, which has since been adopted as part of the East Lothian Development Plan 2018. These include tackling the climate and capture crises, climate mitigation and adaption, and providing options for sustainable transport.

All the sockets can be used straight away through the Mer Connect UK app, which can be installed on both Apple, and Android devices through Google Play. Owned by Europe’s largest renewable energy producer Statkraft, Mer has a network of charging points across the UK, Norway, Germany and Sweden, with more than 10 years in the industry.

If you have any questions regarding the EV chargers or any other aspect of the development, please drop us an email: