Queensberry Properties have announced their plans to build 32 houses and four flats on four hectares of land on the outskirts of Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland. The properties will be located in a conservation area at Castlemains Place and the project aims to maximise the views of the castle.
The plan will see a newly laid street to enclose a landscaped strip of planting, with accommodation, steading, and courtyard elements arranged across lane. The design of the new housing project will be done in accordance with the existing homes in terms of materials, scale, and massing, managing the transition from countryside to town via a shift from detached to terraced properties. A landscaped buffer will emphasise this transition.
“The proposed layout takes inspiration from the surrounding Dirleton context in terms of its form, height, and scale, to establish a new but complementary development, which sits comfortably within its boundary and which enhances the appearance and value of this important and prominent edge,” wrote JTP Architects in a statement.
Dirleton is a conservation village and includes the landscape setting of the village within its designated conservation area. Dominated by its castle situated on a knoll of high land, the rest of the village is generally flat rising only to the west.
Queensberry Properties is a partnership between Cruden Homes (East), Scotland’s leading privately owned housebuilder/developer, and Buccleuch Property, one of UK’s most established land and property expert. Queensberry brings together the finest qualities of both companies to create a contemporary collection of inimitable and timeless new homes through a marriage of traditional values and modern design.