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Milestone Greenlaw Mill Signing Due

Taylor Wimpey and Midlothian Council are preparing to sign a joint agreement which will allow Taylor Wimpey to commence construction of 458 dwellings north of Greenlaw Mains.

The Penicuik Cuckoo has learnt that the two organisations are in the final stages of finalising the required section 75 agreement which will form the foundations for the housebuilder to break ground at the 74 acre site. A final signing date is imminent with Wimpey expecting an announcement within the next few weeks.

However delays in proceedings have meant that the previously reported Summer start of construction may be under question. Both parties are still hopeful that the first house will be filled by Winter even though Wimpey may not commence the house raising until early Autumn. Regardless of the start date it is known that phase one of Greenlaw Mill will back onto the already established housing development of Greenlaw Mains one.

This section 75 agreement will decide how many social dwellings will be built. Developer’s contributions to the local infrastructure and education sector will also be put forth. Should a decision not be reached, formal planning permission will not be given and Wimpey will be forced to reapply at a later date.

[Image: © Taylor Wimpey. Artist’s visualisation of proposed housing.]