Major plans to boost Midlothian’s tourism industry by creating a £13 million retail and tourism village at Fordel could create 250 jobs.
Developers Oakridge Property have described the proposals as a “once in a lifetime opportunity”.
At a Midlothian Council planning hearing, the firm’s director Malcolm Cunningham described the proposed development as: “...a new tourist destination of national importance and one that Midlothian Council will be rightly proud of.”
A hotel, shops, restaurants and cafes would be built on the 12 acre site.
Also proposed is a viewing gallery – a wall of glass from which visitors could view the landscape from the Pentlands to Ben Lomond.
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