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Community campus boost for Shawfair new town project

Taking shape: Shawfair new town

Planners in Midlothian have approved in principle the building of a community campus in the new town of Shawfair on the edge of Edinburgh.

The campus is due to open ahead of the 2024/2025 school year and will provide health, leisure and sporting facilities as well as nursery, primary and seconding schooling.

Nick Waugh, director of Shawfair, said: “This is excellent news for Shawfair town centre and will provide a vibrant focal point, attracting people from all over the area.

“The town centre is really taking shape now.  Dandara has become the first housebuilder to begin constructing new homes within the Shawfair ‘ring road’ and we plan to begin initial ground investigations for the eastern section of road shortly. 

“This will run north from the new Millerhill Village bypass – which opened earlier this year – and provide a direct connection with the new campus.”

When completed, Shawfair will have 4,000 sustainable homes and will be comparable in size to Cupar, Dunblane or Linlithgow.

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