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Fears over Morrisons store plan for Dalkeith

Former bus depot at Dalkeith that has been raised to the ground.

Former bus depot at Dalkeith that has been raised to the ground.

Plans for a new supermarket in Dalkeith have ruffled the feathers of residents living close to the proposed site.

An application for a Morrisons store at Eskbank Road was submitted to Midlothian Council on March 23.

Access to a service area would be via an unnamed road off Old Edinburgh Road. Charles and Jackie Taylor, who live nearby, fear the noise from lorries could impact on their quality of life.

Mr Taylor told a recent meeting of Dalkeith and District Community Council: “This could potentially be very serious for us.

“I have asked the council to enrol a noise consultant to advise on what is acceptable for this sort of development in such close proximity to residential housing.

“If this was in Morningside, there would be expensive provisioning for quiet off-loading, and money would be spent on rolling shutter mechanisms, air conditioning positions and all the other bits and pieces that make noise.

“But they [Morrisons] have got nothing here and are treating it with a cheap, out of town culture.

Read full story in the May 23 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.

 

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