Housebuilder will deliver new development in East Lothian town

Avant Homes plans to deliver a 92-home development west of Edinburgh after acquiring a 9.25-acre site. 

The housebuilder’s Scottish business will build the £31m scheme, which is known as Thistle Meadows and is based in the small East Lothian town of Tranent. 

Site acquired - Avant Homes to build 92 new family-homes in Tranent (CGI indicative of housetypes being built)

Source: Avant Homes

An indicative CGI of the types of homes to be built

Located off Winton Court in the town, the project is comprised of a mix of three-, four- and five-bedroom family homes. 

It forms part of the Windygoul South Masterplan, which includes upgrades to local educational and transport infrastructure. 

Subject to planning, work will start at Thistle Meadows in May this year and it is anticipated the first homes will be released for sale in June.   

The Scottish business recently submitted plans for a 230-home scheme in the village of Netherburn in south Lanarkshire, while the wider group recently put plans in for a 314-home scheme in West Yorkshire

Since a takeover by Yorkshire builder Berkeley de Vere in 2021, the housebuilder has been run by controversial former Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn. 

It currently has plans to triple in size to build a business selling 6,000 homes per year.