The Mallard Hotel Gullane

The Mallard Hotel, Gullane

Update as at 8th May

There is an article in this week’s Courier (7 May) about the proposed demolition of the Mallard Hotel. Anyone who feels strongly about this either way is invited to submit a representation about the relevant Conservation Area Consent application – reference 20/00394/CAC – to East Lothian Council by email to or by post to them at John Muir House, Haddington. They will consider this application separately from, and regardless of anything previously submitted in connection with, the previous application to build a new hotel.


As you may be aware, following the public exhibition and consultation at the Mallard Hotel on 28 November, the developers’ planning consultant has now lodged a planning  application for the demolition of the present hotel and the development of a new, larger, hotel on the site, which will contain restaurant accommodation for 70 people, bar seating for a similar number, 25 bedrooms and spa facilities. It will include on site parking capacity for 15 cars and provision for vehicular access on East Links Road and vehicular access and egress on Hamilton Crescent. The planning application and supporting documents can be accessed via the East Lothian Council planning portal at using the reference 19/01325/P. The community council is presently assessing the application and would be pleased to hear from residents and other interested parties with their views. These should be sent to us by email at to reach us by 5 pm on Friday 10 April. You may wish to make your own representations to the Council. These should be sent to them by email at or by letter addressed to them at John Muir House, Brewery Lane, Haddington, EH41 3HA, to reach them by the deadline of Friday 24 April.

Future Meetings – Coronavirus

The Community Council suspended its regular monthly meetings in March on account of the coronavirus but, as announced, we are holding a virtual meeting on 28 May. As it is apparent that the lockdown is going to continue for some time to come we have decided that from now on we will hold virtual meetings monthly until such time as full meetings can be resumed. We do not intend to invite members of the public to participate in these meetings but if you have any comments or concerns which you would like to bring to our attention, please do so by sending an email to when we will endeavour to give you an early answer. Meantime minutes of our meetings will continue to be posted on our website at , and on the GACC Facebook page as soon as reasonably possible after each meeting.
Tom Drysdale, Chairman Gullane Area Community Council, 23 May 2020