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TW: New Pictures Released

Greenlaw Mill artist impressions have been released to the public.

The four images, available for your perusal above, emphasise on the green open spaces that Taylor Wimpey pledge they’ll incorporate into plans for 438 houses to the north of Mauricewood, Penicuik.

The openness of the development has been TW’s main selling point for the development however they have been criticised by not making it open enough after increasing their planned houses from  approximately 300 to 500 dwellings before dropping it again to just over 400 houses and flats.

With a decision expected imminently from Midlothian Council these images have been long awaited by residents who are keen to see just how the flats and houses would fit together. However with only four images published it is questionable whether this will be enough to help change the minds of those who have already shown their objections.

Laughably however, one of the images shows marshy land, which has been one of the many reasons for nearby residents to object to Wimpey’s plans.

In addition to this release, Sandra Banks has confirmed that new housing development would lead to Mauricewood Primary expanding by at least two classrooms, and Beeslack extending also even though secondary pupils would be sent to Penicuik High. However it is shown that Taylor Wimpey are willing to cover the costs. It is clearly stated though that there will not be room for any new catholic pupils in Penicuik’s only religious primary school, sacred Heart. For development to proceed this must be clearly stated in documentation given to new home owners in the development.

Elsewhere Thomas Mitchell Homes are to build an extra 34 homes on the former site of Dalmore Mill.