Planning decision: proposed mixed use development Pentland/Damhead Road, Straiton

Planning proposal relating to a proposed mixed use development Pentland/Damhead Road, Straiton (ref. PPA-290-2032). This case is closed.

Status of case: closed
Action: planning permission granted
Action date: 21/12/2017

Scottish Government case reference number: PPA-290-2032
Planning authority: Midlothian Council
Planning authority case reference number: 15/00364/PP

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The attached documents relate to planning application to a proposal mixed use development comprising film and television studio including backlot complex, mixed employment uses hotel, gas and heat power/energy centre, film school and student accommodation, studio tour building, earth station antenna and associated infrastructure including car parking, SUDS features and landscaping on land to the North and South of Pentland/Damhead Road, Straiton, Midlothian :

  • decision letter granting planning permission
  • call-in letter and direction
  • intention to grant planning permission letter
  • report to Scottish Ministers

More information

Planning Circular 3 2009: Notification of Planning Applications provides context to the above proposal.

decision letter granting planning permission.pdf
intention to grant planning permission letter.pdf
report to Scottish Ministers.pdf
call-in letter and direction.pdf



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The Scottish Government
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