Public to have a say on Salter’s Park proposals

A public consultation is to begin over plans for a new employment development on a site east of Salters Road, Dalkeith, known as Salter’s Park.

Buccleuch Property intends to submit a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to Midlothian Council, informing that it plans to submit a planning application for the development following a minimum 12-week consultation period.

The firm said that including business, industrial and storage/industrial uses, the development will generate ‘considerable’ employment opportunities.

The Scottish Government has currently suspended in-person public consultation events due to the pandemic. Full details about the proposals will be made available to the public at 9am on Thursday 15 July on the project website:

An online consultation will take place between 3pm and 7pm that day, whereby consultants will be available to answer questions and receive feedback through a two-way chat system. Feedback can also be submitted via the website, and information will be made available in paper format if requested. Any representations or suggestions for changes to the proposals shared during the online event will be included in a pre-application consultation report to accompany future applications.

A Buccleuch Property spokesperson said, “We’re delighted to be giving the public the chance to have a say on our development proposals in Salter’s Park. This exciting development will deliver economic benefits to the community by providing new employment uses to the area. We are consulting extensively to ensure that that the public have an opportunity to input their views and shape our proposals. We encourage the community to attend and ask any questions they may have.”