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13 August 2010
We have been running a series of public consultation events since late last year on proposals to build a residual waste treatment facility on a derelict site near Millerhill in Midlothian.
Following the publication of the Scottish Zero Waste Plan in June it was decided to delay the procurement slightly whilst we are carrying out appraisals of the impacts it may have for the procurement of the project. It was previously thought the procurement process would commence in August but this will now most likely be later this year.
We were due to submit an application for planning permission in principle for the Millerhill site to Midlothian Council's Development Management section at the end of June. However, in light of the delays to the procurement process we have decided to continue with our public consultation until 27 October 2010. The scope of the proposed development remains the same.
As part of this extended consultation we will host three more public events. Two will be held at Danderhall Community Centre, Newton Church Road, Danderhall, EH22 1LU, the first on Thursday 30 September from 5.30pm to 8pm and the second on Saturday 2 October from 12pm to 3pm. Details of the third event will follow.
For anyone wishing to attend, the project team would be keen to hear what everyone has to say about residual waste treatment in Edinburgh and Midlothian and about the potential for using the Millerhill site to build a facility on. Maps outlining the site and other information relating to the potential development will be on display.
For anyone who can't make it along to one of these events but would like more information on the proposals and/or to make comments they can contact the Zero Waste team on 0131 529 6276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments already made to the project team to date stand and key issues raised in the consultation will be summarised in the Pre-Application Consultation Report which will be submitted with the rest of the planning application. Further updates will be posted here.