Opinion mixed on 90 homes for Gorebridge

PLANS for 90 new houses in Gorebridge are being considered by Midlothian Council planning officers.

An application for 90 homes was approved by Midlothian Council in 2008, but was later rejected by Ministers who deemed the crossroads at Vogrie Road and Lady Brae to be unsafe for the additional volume of traffic the development would attract.

Gorebridge Community Council members discussed the plans last Tuesday, when secretary Archie Pacey said: “There are three separate applications. There’s one application for 11 houses and these 11 houses will be on the non-built up side of Vogrie Road, and in addition to that there are applications for 39 units and 40 units.

“We have supported this in the past because we felt it would improve the site. There’s no way you can satisfy all the residents - some are very much in favour as they feel it would improve the look of the place and others oppose it.”

Three objections have been submitted by local residents.

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