Future of Dalkeith school site to be decided

Pic Greg Macvean, 18/04/2011, The old Dalkeith High School which was being converted into flats after the school closed but is still sitting derelict after 8 years.
Pic Greg Macvean, 18/04/2011, The old Dalkeith High School which was being converted into flats after the school closed but is still sitting derelict after 8 years.

The redevelopment of the old Dalkeith High School site has moved a step closer – with retail premises and affordable housing among the uses being considered.

New planning guidelines have been approved – for consultation – for the development of the three-and-a-half hectare grounds of the soon-to-be demolished school.

A brief setting out key criteria – to be considered by developers putting forward proposals for the Newmills Road site – has been approved in draft by Midlothian Council’s planning committee.

Possible uses also include office, commercial leisure or community buildings and facilities.

For full story, see The Advertiser, Thursday, May 19.