Midlothian Council has given the Loanhead community assurances that it is monitoring works being carried out at a former care home.
After Joseph Croan-Bee purchased Mayburn House, the former old folks’ home last year work began to make the property wind and water tight.
Mr Croan-Bee, who owns the nearby Inveravon Hotel, told the Advertiser he intended to turn the building into a private house.
In recent months Loanhead and District Community Council has sought an update from the local authority as work continues to demolish a boundary wall.
In an email planning enforcement officer Bruce MacLeod said: “The property has been extensively monitored – both prior to and after receipt of your email. I have also have detailed discussions with the owner of the property.”
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