The public will have the chance to view proposals and provide comments on the delivery of a low carbon community at Hallhill, Dunbar.

The developers said that DunBear Park has been designed around the DunBear sculpture and is part of the Hallhill development.

With the temporary suspension of public consultation events for major planning applications by the Scottish Government due to Covid-19, these have moved online through production of a dedicated website highlighting development proposals.

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The DunBear Park website can be accessed at and the consultation event will take place from 2pm to 8pm on Wednesday June 3.

Virtual meetings have already taken place with representatives from local community councils and other key stakeholders.

DunBear Park is a 54.3-acre mixed-use development that will provide a variety of retail, office, leisure, distribution and residential opportunities, as well as community uses.

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This includes retail and leisure units, drive-through units, a hotel, offices, a nursery, care home and elderly amenity flats, as well as industrial and storage units. An innovation centre will also assist in accelerating the business growth of entrepreneurs, business start-ups and SMEs

The plans include 100 low carbon affordable homes for rent aimed at key workers such as NHS staff, police and care workers and will be delivered without any government subsidy.

Speaking on behalf of Hallhill Developments Ltd, Ken Ross said: “We are delighted to be putting forward our proposals to the local community for this exciting low carbon development and look forward to its involvement in shaping these proposals.

“DunBear Park will assist in creating jobs and delivering much-needed housing for key workers. It will also assist in supporting the construction-led recovery from the current crisis.

“We are seeking to deliver is an exemplar development, which not only Dunbar, but East Lothian and Scotland can be proud. The support of the community will be crucial in achieving this.”