What now for the greenbelt and for greenbelt communities?

What now for the greenbelt and for greenbelt communities? How will Midlothian be effected by this ongoing expansion of housing and associated infrastructure in Edinburgh and this continuing nibbling away of the greenbelt?

Will the thousands of empty homes and commercial premises across the city ever be developed? Will the existing acres of brownfield sites and land banked by developers ever be brought into sustainable use? When will we actually start building sustainable livable homes that are affordable, accessible and connected to good quality local services, transport and greenspace?

What is the value of all LDPs and their housing targets, including Midlothian’s  post-Brexit?  There’s a question!  Perhaps a time fro a rapid reassessment?

At present, I’m not sure that there’s a satisfactory answer to any of these questions? Or indeed any sign that the voice or concerns of local communities on either side of the greenbelt will be heard any time soon by either local or central government.

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  1. Jacqueline Charters

    I’m distraught about the amount of houses being built in Bonnyrigg and surrounding areas. I believe the next field earmarked is behind Cockpen Church. Apart from this having implications on schools, GP surgeries and the increase of traffic it’ll also be bad for the wildlife. This field is often visited by foxes and deers. They are being pushed further and further out.


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