Seminar on regenerating Dalkeith town centre


At a full council meeting on Tuesday, councillors agreed the seminar should take place as soon as possible.

Midlothian Council is considering options for future commercial, leisure and retail use, as well as for housing and civic buildings.

A consultation exercise started in 2015 as part of a detailed feasibility study.

The main aim of the study is to examine the potential for boosting economic activity, investment and job opportunities by providing new or refurbished shops, offices and other workplaces, leisure facilities, housing, and public spaces.

Options also include providing a new, more efficient and cost effective council headquarters, while freeing up older inefficient council-owned offices in various other locations. The possibility of building a modern replacement library and new arts centre, with the potential for flexible community use, will also be considered.

Council leader, Councillor Catherine Johnstone said: “We are keen to hear more about how the consultation and study are both progressing. We are very excited about the future of Dalkeith town centre.”

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9 Feb 2016