Milestone in Mayfield regeneration
The regeneration of the centre of Mayfield has reached an important milestone with the appointment of a masterplan consultant.
At the full Council meeting on Tuesday, councillors agreed the recommendation to appoint Camerons to take forward the community-led, ‘In It Together’ project masterplan.
Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member for economic development, Cllr Russell Imrie said: “We’re very excited by this ground-breaking initiative that gives local people the lead in delivering an attractive and viable new centre for Mayfield.
Major step forward
“Appointing Camerons, after the tender process, is a major step in securing a brighter future for people in Mayfield.
Revitalise the centre
“I’m sure by working directly with local people and really taking onboard their vision, Camerons can deliver a masterplan to revitalise the centre of Mayfield. The aim is to transform it into an attractive and safe area with shops and services meeting local people’s needs.”
Funding in place
Money for the £80,000 project is coming from the Borders Railway Blueprint fund, which was set up to maximise the economic opportunities afforded by the line’s opening. Funding also came from contributions secured by the council from developers building new housing in the area.
Consultation with local people
With Camerons, who are experienced in delivering these kinds of projects, appointed, a community-focused consultation will take place early next year to ask local people for their views on how they would like the centre to improve.
Midlothian Council officers will offer support and expertise in kind to local people to help make sure the project is a success.