Plans for retail development

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London and Scottish Investments Ltd has submitted plans to Midlothian Council for a new food and non-food retail development at the Eskbank Road Roundabout.

The site, situated to the south of the Tesco garage, totals 15,000 square feet of food and non-food retail space, and the plans are expected to create many new jobs for the area.

The vacant site was acquired by Glasgow-based property development company London and Scottish Investments from Tesco in August 2015, after Tesco decided not to build a store as previously planned.

Bryan Wilson, Group Development Director at London and Scottish Investments, is excited by the plans.

He said: “The economic redevelopment of this vacant site will be fantastic news for the Dalkeith area as we expect many new jobs to be created as a result. We are now in advanced discussions with a number of retailers to occupy this development and hope to be able to announce the occupier in the near future.

“The site is in a good location and with excellent transport links to the surrounding area. Subject to planning approval, we intend to start construction work on site immediately.”