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Wimpey Plans New Commercial Zone

It has just been revealed that Taylor Wimpey plan to apply for planning permission for a new commercial zone located within their Greenlaw Mill Development.

Taylor Wimpey has revealed their plans for a new commercial zone which will be built alongside their new development. In a statement for The Penicuik Cuckoo Wimpey told us that they plan five retail units, one will be creché and another will be a convenience store but it is unknown what the others would be.

The development would also consist of a play area and a public congressional area in which there will be some form of artwork and a bus stop linking the “residential centre” to the rest of the housing estate.

During discussions with Midlothian Council it was suggested that an area like this was included in the new development.

The plan for approximately 458 dwellings is yet to be approved and any further amendments would have to be made in a separate planning application.

For the whole press release jump after the break:


During discussions with Midlothian Council’s Planning department, Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has taken on-board a request to incorporate a small-scale dedicated neighbourhood centre that would co-exist alongside the proposed residential development at Greenlaw Mills in Penicuik.

The neighbourhood centre would offer scope for uses such as a crèche, a convenience store as well as three further retail units, a congregational area to include a piece of public art and a bus-stop to offer a transport link to the rest of the development.

These proposals are subject to planning approval and Taylor Wimpey East Scotland will make a planning application in due course, although timescales for this are yet to be determined.