Dalkeith restaurant can ‘curry on’ with slate cladding

Shorof Uddin outside his Shanti restaurant at Eskbank Road, Dalkeith.
Shorof Uddin outside his Shanti restaurant at Eskbank Road, Dalkeith.

Indian restaurant boss Shorof Uddin is in celebratory mood after asking Midlothian Council to ‘tikkanother’ look at his planning application.

In May this year, the council refused a retrospective bid for slate cladding on the front of his Dalkeith restaurant, deeming that it was “out of keeping” with the existing building and surrounding area.

The front elevation of the property had previously comprised red brickwork – a feature that is common throughout the town centre.

Appealing the decision, Mr Uddin requested that the Local Review Body (LRB) consider a ‘Notice of Review’ for the application, and a hearing date was set for October 23.

On a site visit to the restaurant at 10 Eskbank Road last week, elected members on the LRB were able to assess the front elevation of the restaurant building for themselves.

Read full story in the November 1 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.