Plan underway to transform Newtongrange centre

Plan underway to improve Newtongrange

The first stage of a plan to revitalise and improve Newtongrange town centre is underway.

Designers are invited to submit bids

Midlothian Council is inviting professionals to submit bids for a contract to eventually redesign areas of the town in and around the Borders Railway station.

This is the beginning of an exciting journey

The council’s cabinet member for economic development, Councillor Jim Bryant said: “This is the beginning of a really exciting journey that will eventually see Newtongrange town centre transformed for the benefit of local people.”

A masterplan will be drawn up

Once a design team is in place, it will draw up a masterplan to promote thriving, vibrant neighbourhoods to bring longterm social and economic benefits to the local community.

Local people will be consulted

Cllr Bryant added: “The whole process will take a few years from start to finish. However, rest assured local people will be consulted on all aspects of the redesign project as it takes shape.

“We want to be sure that all the improvements are of benefit to everyone. “

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21 Feb 2017