“Planning Will Be Granted”
In a Cuckoo exclusive, TW tells us that Midlothian Council will grant permission for Greenlaw Mill in February.
The Technical Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has told us that they are confident that permission will be granted by February, backing up claims that TW plan to start construction in the last month of Winter.
In an exclusive interviewer we put the question of when Midlothian Council would formally assess the application and we were informed that Midlothian Council are currently starting to assess the planning application and Taylor Wimpey is determined that a positive outcome will be reached in time for a February start date.
In addition to this Wimpey told us that they were not going to let Penicuik Community Council’s objection dishearten them and that the objection was to building in the Penicuik area and not the development itself:
The representation made by Penicuik and District Community Council has been brought to our attention, and we note the content mainly relates to the wider issue of development in the Penicuik area and is not a direct objection to the proposed development by Taylor Wimpey.
Finally they admitted that they erected advertising signage too early and without consent, which sparked numerous rumours that the development was a done deal.
The public can still comment on the application online using the following address: http://goo.gl/5Bpev
In case you don’t believe us, here is the press release:
Derek Wilson, Technical Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland:
“Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has worked with the Community Council to deliver a thorough and interactive suite of community engagement events with all local stakeholders in relation to the development plans we have for our site at Greenlaw Mill in Penicuik. This has included attending various community meetings, in addition to the statutory requirements of a major planning application.
“The representation made by Penicuik and District Community Council has been brought to our attention, and we note the content mainly relates to the wider issue of development in the Penicuik area and is not a direct objection to the proposed development by Taylor Wimpey.
“We can also confirm that the coming soon signs erected onsite were too early and without consent, and were taken down again within two days.”
“We understand from Midlothian Council that the planning department is reviewing the latest application and we anticipate, subject to the application being considered favourably and that no further information is required by the Council, that a determination date in February 2013 will be achieved, and planning will be granted for 458 new homes.”