Film studio plans seen an extension of Straiton

An artist's impression of the proposed film and television studio near Loanhead
An artist's impression of the proposed film and television studio near Loanhead

Proposals to include homes and shops in the Loanhead film studio plans have been withdrawn.

A letter submitted to Midlothian Council by agents Keppie Designs states that Pentland Studios Limited will submit an application in principal for a mixed-use development on 35 hectares of land at Damhead.

The letter indicates there will be a film studio, data centre, gas-powered energy centre, hotel and two backlot areas.

The agents believe that any adverse impacts on the natural heritage, cultural heritage and landscape would be mitigated by planning conditions.

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