Homes plan at printworks

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A PROPOSAL to develop 130 homes on the site of the former Johnston Press printworks has been lodged with the council.

The development, by the Scotsman Publications Ltd and Barratt East Scotland, would include 130 new homes on the site at Newhaven Road, as well as an unspecified commercial development, likely to be retail.

Despite concerns from local residents, the design includes a six-storey block on the corner of Newhaven Road and Carmichael Place.

The proposal is likely to go before the council’s planning committee later this year for approval.