Woods threat hits house bid

A BID to create a new housing development on the site of a former Lothian gas works has been thrown out by council chiefs amid concerns about the loss of woodland.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 3rd April 2012, 1:00 pm

Dalhousie Properties applied for planning permission to build the six homes on the site of the former Arniston Gas Works at Gorebridge, Midlothian. Its plans also called for a wind turbine as part of the project.

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But the plans were refused by Midlothian Council, which feared woodland inside a conservation area would be lost while access to the proposed development was also ruled to be “potentially substandard”.