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Suburban expansion brings 395 homes to Penicuik

September 22 2022

Suburban expansion brings 395 homes to Penicuik

Bellway Homes have launched a consultation to determine the delivery of hundreds of new homes on the outskirts of Penicuik, Midlothian.

Pre-application discussions for The Brae at Auchendinny include provision for a possible primary school on 28ha of fallow land bounded by established woodland.

The masterplan by Stantec (formerly Barton Willmore), calls for 395 homes to be built (including 98 affordable) around the Glencorse Centre, a function hall and meeting space north of the village.

In a statement, Bellway said: "Our design response will be the creation of a series of open spaces that will link the site with the wider green network. Retention of a large area of open space within the southern half of the site will help maintain the landscape setting closest to the nearby Old Woodhouselee Castle and the valley of the North Esk River.

"The proposal will establish a positive frontage to The Brae and Oatslie Road while retaining a buffer of space between existing buildings and the remainder of the proposed housing."

Existing power lines will be rerouted to accommodate the work, with a new loop road offering direct access to The Brae.   

Homes will frame a proposed primary school
Homes will frame a proposed primary school


#1 Posted by Ken on 22 Sep 2022 at 12:37 PM
Low quality, banal sprawl of random, incoherent crescents and terraces. Plenty space for Range Rover Sports on PCP though.
Welcome to Midlothian..ken?
Graeme McCormick
#2 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 22 Sep 2022 at 12:48 PM
Instead of shoehorned terraces of housing why not give up some of the big open spaces and replace with thickets round every garden ?
#3 Posted by Peter on 22 Sep 2022 at 15:00 PM
Correction - there's an 'h' missing in 'Site' on first image.

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