Dalkeith path repairs agreed

Ironmills Park path, closed by a landslip in July 2013

Ironmills Park path, closed by a landslip in July 2013

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The council has agreed to spend £58,000 to tackle the continued landslip problems affecting the steps at Ironmills Park in Dalkeith.

Councillors heard the findings of a report by a specialist engineer on the state of the slope and possible options for the reinstatement of the steps and path which have been closed since a landslip in March 2013.

They had three options, the first was to do nothing, the second, recommended by officers, was to spend £58,000 carrying out a series of smaller works, or thirdly spend between £225,000 and £675,000 on a full engineered solution to the landslip.

Councillors agreed the second option was the way forward as the third option would look unsightly in an important historical area.

The £58,000 will be spent on halting the landslip and fixing the steps to re-open the path.

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