Penicuik housing developments approved

Twenty-nine three-storey flats are to be built in central Penicuik, despite a number of Midlothian councillors raising objections.

Two applications – one for 12 flats at Jackson Street and another for 17 on land to the south of 1A Eastfield Drive – were approved at a recent meeting of the council’s Planning Committee.

Challenging the recommendations, made by planning officials, to grant the council permission to build on Jackson Street, Councillor Adam Montgomery (Lab) said: “I think the three storeys is wrong. It’s not acceptable. At three storeys it is higher than any other buildings in the area. It’s next to the local chapel and will obliterate any sunlight into number 15.”

Read full story in the September 5 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.