Good turnout for masterplan consultation
Midlothian Council thanks everyone who gave their views on initial draft masterplan proposals for the potential redevelopment of the Stobhill Depot and part of the Lady Victoria Business Centre.
72 people gave their views
The drop-in session, organised by Smith Scott Mullan, the masterplanner commissioned by Midlothian Council and Borders Railway Blueprint Partnership, was at the National Mining Museum Scotland on Thursday 15 June.
It is vital all views are captured
Midlothian Council’s cabinet member for economic development, Councillor Russell Imrie said he was pleased with the response. He said: “Many thanks to the 72 people who came along. The design team is absolutely delighted with the turnout and the level of engagement.
“It’s vital that all views are captured, including any concerns people might have. We want to make sure all questions are addressed.”
More community engagement in the autumn
The masterplan team will now consider all the information gathered and views received. It will work with the council and Blueprint Partnership to develop the design in anticipation of further engagement with the community in the autumn.
Cllr Imrie added: “We want to make sure communities are fully consulted on the masterplan to help ensure a thriving, attractive neighbourhood and successful businesses.”
The Blueprint Partnership is working with landowners
The Borders Railway Blueprint Partnership seeks to work with private sector landowners to bring forward development and maximise the economic and community benefits of the Borders Railway.