A vision for East Lothian

One of our flagship development sites is Blindwells in East Lothian. Combining an idyllic location just 12 miles from Edinburgh, this is an exciting and eagerly anticipated development for the region.

Transforming and regenerating a former coalmine necessitates comprehensive ground treatment and investment in infrastructure to deliver a sustainable new town for the region.  Hargreaves Land’s ambitious plans as master developer provide creative and sustainable solutions to create a thriving community that people feel proud to be part of.

Comprising 1,600 new homes including 480 affordable homes, significant employment land opportunities, a new primary school, shops, restaurants, leisure facilities, extensive green spaces, and a loch, Blindwells provides the opportunity for communities to connect.

Since securing outline planning consent, Hargreaves Land has made a major investment in the site, delivering fully engineered plots supported by extensive infrastructure and services.  These plots are now being developed by a range of national and regional housebuilders to deliver much-needed new housing for East Lothian.

Creating places of distinction

Moving at pace, Hargreaves Land and its’ partners are delivering on the wider vision for Blindwells, creating a place of distinction that exudes quality.

A key driver behind this vision is quality placemaking. From early investment in infrastructure and local amenities, through to the delivery of high quality green open spaces with integrated active travel, cycle and footway connections throughout. Our aim is to build a legacy development with its own identity where people really want to live. 

We will integrate leisure opportunities to help facilitate healthy lifestyles with extensive walking, cycling and running routes around and throughout the site, all tied together with a clear landscape strategy.

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Blindwells will provide


1,600 new homes


10 hectares of employment land


A new local retail centre


A new primary school

Primary objectives of the project

  • Provide appropriate physical environments to support strong communities.
  • Support a rich and pleasurable quality of life for inhabitants and visitors.
  • Connect people and places by providing ease of movement within and through developments.
  • Create places of distinction and enduring quality.