Newtongrange masterplanning team appointed

Friday May 19th 2017

Newtongrange Railway Station

A design team has been appointed to revitalise and improve Newtongrange town centre.

LDA was among eight companies to bid for the contract to look at opportunities for beneficial changes to the central area including around Newtongrange Railway station.

A council spokesman said: “We’re delighted to announce LDA as the successful bidder. LDA has a sterling reputation for delivering excellent regeneration projects through genuine engagement with local communities.

“It’s great to have them on board so we can move forwards with plans to see Newtongrange town centre transformed for the benefit of local people.”

With the design team in place, a masterplan will be drawn up to promote thriving, vibrant neighbourhoods and bring longterm social and economic benefits to the local community.

It is anticipated the masterplanning work will be complete at the end of this year after which its implementation would take place over a number of years.

The spokesman said: “Local people will be consulted on all aspects of the redesign project to make sure the improvements benefit the community as a whole.”

The Borders Railway Blueprint partnership, which includes Midlothian Council, and which seeks to maximise economic benefits from the new Borders Railway, approved a major funding contribution towards this and three other masterplan locations along the railway corridor.

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