Drone footage of land for 700 new homes

Tuesday March 30th 2021

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Written by Midlothian View editor, Phil Bowen and LDR Marie Sharp.

Photographer Lee Live drone footage. The fields for development, from the bus in the foreground on Bogwood Road, Mayfield, to the Mining museum visible in the distance.

A local photographer and drone operator Photographer Lee Live has taken drone footage of the fields that developers are proposing to build more than 700 new homes upon. The development would build on the farmland between Mayfield and Newtongrange so that the two communities would no longer be separated by fields.

 
Springfield Properties Ltd has lodged a Pre Application Notice for its housing plans, which cover four sites identified in Midlothian Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP) as future housing sites.

The notice from Springfield Properties covers just under 68 hectares of land, currently used for agriculture, highlighted in the LDP as Lingerwood, East Newtongrange, Dykeneuk and South Mayfield.

And a separate application asking the council to rule whether the land will need an environmental impact assessment (EIA) describes the overall site as having the potential for 735 houses.

The public exhibition and a web consultation will be held on Wednesday, April 28, between 4pm and 7pm. Details of how to take part have not been released yet.

With the upcoming Scottish elections Midlothian View will be asking the candidates for their Views on developments like these across Midlothian.

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Map taken from Midlothian Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP) with the four areas highlighted in grey; Lingerwood, East Newtongrange, Dykeneuk and South Mayfield.

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