Midlothian Council has vowed to help a snack van owner find a more suitable site after rejecting his licence application last week.
Mr D Louden had applied for a street trader’s licence for selling hot and cold food at the site of the old Morris Club on Morris Road, Newtongrange.
At last week’s general purposes committee meeting councillors rejected his application on road safety grounds and because it is on a busy pedestrian route to the nearby Newbattle High School. However, a council official promised to help Mr Louden find a better location for his van to start trading.
Council officer Neil Dougal listed his road safety fears for the application, but then offered to help Mr Loudon find a better location for his snack van, adding: “I don’t like to stand in the way of people making business, but I think this particular location does present particular concerns.”
Read more in the January 16 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.