Penicuik takeaway plans get the chop

Boarded up butchers shop, Penicuik High Street.
Boarded up butchers shop, Penicuik High Street.

Plans for another Penicuik hot food takeaway have been rejected for a second time by Midlothian councillors.

Alexander Anderson had lodged an appeal with the local authority after his proposals to change the boarded-up butcher’s shop, 24 High Street, to a hot food shop were first refused in December.

Members of the Local Review Body, considering the appeal, agreed that there was a “proliferation” of takeaways and restaurants in the area.

Earlier this year, plans to convert the adjacent Clydesdale Bank building into a bistro were also refused by the committee.

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