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27/05/2016

Appeal: 120 homes approved for Dalkeith green belt

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Gladman Developments has been given permission to develop 120 homes – including 25 per cent affordable homes – in Dalkeith, Scotland, after a reporter concluded that the level of housing need in the area justified development on green belt land.

The appeal site constitutes 7.8 hectares of agricultural land at the edge of Dalkeith and lies partly within the designed landscape of Melville Castle. Reporter Michael Cunliffe first issued a notice of intention stating he was minded to approve the proposal in December 2015. Permission was then granted following the completion of a planning obligation.

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