Green light for homes

Bill Wildey (left) and other protestors at the South Mayfield building site wherePersimon is to build new homes.
Bill Wildey (left) and other protestors at the South Mayfield building site wherePersimon is to build new homes.

CONTROVERSIAL plans for 60 new homes on woodland at South Mayfield have been approved by Midlothian Council despite strong opposition.

The planning committee granted Persimmon Homes permission, with conditions, to build 10 terraced houses, 15 semi-detached houses and 35 detached houses at the site off Mansfield Road.

A petition signed by 241 people against the plans had been handed into the council by local residents, while Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council had lent their support to those against the application.

Among the conditions are that work should begin withing three years, development can’t begin until details of the phasing have been submitted and that all retained trees and shrubs shall be protected during construction work.

Full story in this week’s Advertiser.

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