New proposals

Briefs: Plan for Dalkeith; St Enoch scheme

Plans have been lodged by Buccleuch Property for a residential-led mixed-use project on a site which has been awaiting a developer for more than 40 years.

The development at Salter’s Park, Dalkeith, will include 400 houses, including 25% affordable, as well as commercial facilities.

The Salter’s Park site has been allocated for employment use in the Midlothian Local Development Plan since 1974 without attracting any market activity. 

Residential development will help generate value and allow the 29.5 hectare site to be brought into productive use. It also provides an opportunity to deliver community facilities for the area.

Steph Rennie, associate at Buccleuch Property, said: “The site is currently untenable solely as employment land.”


> Plans to extend the St Enoch shopping centre in Glasgow (above) have been approved. Sovereign Centros has secured permission for a 90,000 sq ft leisure redevelopment.

There will be a multi-screen cinema and new food outlets, which will transform the east end of the centre.

Sovereign Centros, a London based company, bought the centre in 2013 with Blackstone.

It said: “Since BHS is no longer at the east end it has created an opportunity for a new mix of retail, leisure and restaurant uses.”


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