Caerlee Mill Granted Planning Consent

Whiteburn is delighted to announce they have been granted planning consent for the redevelopment of the grounds of the former Caerlee Mill in Innerleithen. The consent is for 44 new build houses and flats.

The vision for the site, in the heart of this thriving Borders village, is to build a range of two, three and four bedroom houses and cottage flats which have been designed to reflect the spirit of the former mill site as well as the heritage of the village structure.

The new-build housing will be released for sale on the open market later this year and Whiteburn hopes this will add to the vibrancy of the established Innerleithen community. This approach also aims to tap into the demand for Borders living as property owners aspire to a better life/work balance, and escape busy city life to be able to enjoy the benefits of the beautiful countryside and outdoor pursuits on offer.

In conjunction with the proposed new-build housing, Whiteburn is exploring economically viable solutions for the B- listed Brodie’s Mill building which dates back to 1778, and are in discussions with potential end users.

Roger Bainbridge, responsible for Design and Delivery, who has worked with the Design Team of City Architecture Office and Goodson Associates Engineers to create house and site design, said: “With our Caerlee Mill project we hope to show that new-build housing can be designed and delivered with consideration for the heritage and context of the site. Our homes have been designed with an emphasis on natural daylight and flexible living space to provide comfortable, contemporary homes. We believe that Caerlee Mill offers an opportunity to live in an incredible location in the heart of Innerleithen.

It is our aim to offer desirable homes where people want to live, in a place where they will be proud to contribute to its future.”

Whiteburn’s Project Director Eve McCurrich adds: “Our key objective is to bring this historic site in the heart of the village of Innerleithen back to life and create a great place for people to live. We have already had a lot of local interest and support. We are now moving forward with our tendering processes. I would be keen to hear from any local suppliers and subcontractors who would like the opportunity to work at Caerlee Mill, we would like to establish a local supply chain and see as much of our construction spend as possible retained in Borders economy.

We would ask anyone interested in buying a home at Caerlee Mill to register interest on our web site and we will be in contact when we launch our sales later this year.”