Relief on the way for Loanhead

The long-awaited Loanhead relief road looks to have taken a step forward.

Transport Scotland and the developer appear to have reached an agreement.

Although Midlothian Council granted planning consent for the road last year, Transport Scotland raised objections in the autumn.

The road will follow a route from the Straiton Retail Park mini roundabout at McDonald’s to Edgefield Industrial Estate,

The roads agency was concerned about the impact on traffic levels at Straiton.

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