Development For Sale


Longnewton Farm Steading,
EH41 4JW



General Information

A level site extending to approximately 0.81 Ha (2 acres) providing a well positioned residential development opportunity. The site has planning permission in principle for the conversion of the existing farm steading into 14 residential units in total subject to signing of a legal agreement linked to the developer contribution payment.

Planning Permission for 14 properties in total. East Lothian Council Planning Ref. 07/00288/FUL

Additional land surrounding the development site might be available from the sellers by further negotiation.

The steel portal framed shed is included in the sale.

Attractive position to the south of Haddington and east of Dalkeith.

Rural setting surrounded by open countryside looking out towards the Lammermuir Hills to the south.

Longnewton is located in attractive countryside close to the village of Gifford just 3 miles away and the bustling town of Haddington approximately 8 miles away, which both offer a good range of amenities including local shops, restaurants and schools.

The location affords excellent transport links, with the A1 just north or A68 just west of the site making for a pleasant commute to Edinburgh. The train station at Drem is on the East Coast Main Line with regular services to Edinburgh, London and beyond.

Residential Development Opportunity

Longnewton Farm is a site of 0.81 ha (2 acres). The site is currently developed and contains a number of traditional stone-built farm steading buildings of which some are still in use. There is also a large steel framed building on the southern portion of the site, which is used for general storage, the structure of which is not included within the sale. The site has remained largely unchanged throughout its entire history with a number of the buildings being present on the site since at least 1854. The modern shed on the southern portion was erected between 1999 and 2007. The site is located in the countryside to the south of the village of Gifford. It is situated alongside Longnewton Farmhouse on the north side of the classified C92 public road. The site is otherwise bounded by agricultural land and farm access track with the exception of the farmhouse and other houses nearby. The site is accessed by a tarmac entrance with the rest of the site being rough surfaced with compacted stone and hardcore.

Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of the whole group of original steading buildings to a total of 14 houses, for the erection of a car port building, which would contain within it 26 car parking spaces, for the formation of another 9 car parking spaces, and the erection of new boundary enclosures and bin stores and the formation of hard standing areas, all within the application site.

Full details including all plans and surveys are available on the East Lothian Council Website via the planning portal using the reference 07/00288/FUL.

Ground conditions

The purchaser/developer will be responsible for any necessary assessment of ground conditions.


Mains water and electricity are assumed to be available adjacent or close to the site. There is also a potential for a private water supply that could be made available. Mains foul and surface water drainage is not available and therefore will have to be dealt with via a sewage treatment plant.

It is the responsibility of the purchaser to determine the exact position of existing services and to arrange for any modification/connection of these to the development in consultation with the relevant services providers.


Absolute Ownership

Method of Sale

The site is offered for sale as a whole with vacant possession by Private Treaty.


Offers should include:

The identity of the purchasers;

the price offered; source of funds;

clear details of any conditions attached to the offer;

proposed timescale for conclusion of missives, completion and payment.

A closing date may be set for offers. Please note that only those parties who formally notify their interest will be informed of the closing date. Interested parties are advised to notify the selling agents of their interest as soon as possible. The sellers reserve the right to sell privately and are not bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.

Value Added Tax

Any prices are exclusive of VAT. The subjects are not understood to be elected to VAT, however, any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves independently as to the instances of VAT in respect of any transaction.


Strictly by appointment with Bell Rural Solutions only.