Major plans for Midlothian

Midlothian Council is overhauling the way it processes major planning applications.

In a bid to increase transparency in the decision-making procedure, the council is introducing new agreements for applicants.

Following guidance from the Scottish Government, local planners will outline dates for the assessment and determination of applications.

Each stage of the planning process will have a target/action date and a completion date.

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