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MAYFIELD: The County Council is considering the erection of houses on a site at Bryans Farm. More than 22 acres are available and the committee suggests no fewer than 12 houses per acre, but there is no room for a new school. If further building goes ahead nearby a school site may be earmarked.
DALKEITH: Midlothian District Council is to take action which it hopes will safeguard the future of Melville Castle. In a bid to prevent further deterioration of one of Midlothian’s finest listed buildings, the council is to initiate procedures which could lead to the compulsory purchase of the castle.
PENICUIK: Local residents have reacted angrily to news that three facilities in Penicuik are to close to make way for a new leisure centre, pool and library.
At Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, the mounting uncertainty over the future of Queensway and Ladywood Leisure Centres and Penicuik Library was brought to an end.
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