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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