Thanks again to everyone who gave views for Newtongrange masterplan

A total of around 125 people came along to give their views on drafting a masterplan for the centre of Newtongrange.

The events were in September

The sessions, organised by LDA, the masterplanner commissioned by Midlothian Council and Borders Railway Blueprint Partnership, was held at The Mining Museum on Friday 1 September and at Newbattle Parish Church on Saturday 2 September.

Views expressed were very helpful

Midlothian Council’s cabinet member for economic development, Councillor Russell Imrie thanked everyone who contributed. “Getting the views of 125 local people, including community groups, residents and community councillors is extremely helpful.

We all want to see Newtongrange thrive

“There was plenty of lively debate but we are all committed to the same final result and that’s making sure Newtongrange thrives and is an even more attractive place in which to live, work or visit.”

Views will inform the masterplan design

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 later in the year.

More information

Note: 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.



2 Oct 2017