Penicuik takeaway plans get the chop

Boarded up butchers shop, Penicuik High Street.

Boarded up butchers shop, Penicuik High Street.

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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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