Find out more about our plans for an exciting new community at Bannock Wood, Bonnyrigg
Our Proposal for Bannock Wood
We have also made provision for a new primary school, open space and community facilities for the benefit of both residents and the wider community by creating places for sport, social and education activities to merge and the community to socialise. The local community will also benefit from additional communal space which will include land for community growing, large areas of green open space, the integration and enhancement of Little Wood into the overall masterplan, and new footpaths, cycleways and bridleway will connect the development to the local area.
About our proposals features
Our approach features
We have completed a full programme of community engagement including workshops and the establishment of a Community Liaison Forum to ensure there was a platform to discuss our proposed development with local community groups, elected members and other key stakeholders. The views discussed during the consultation were informative and helped greatly in shaping our masterplan ahead of our application for planning permission.
Our local community consultation event gave us an opportunity to share our proposals for the development with members of the public, and to listen to their views as the plans for this key development evolved.
Amenities and facilities
Community benefits features
We are pleased to confirm that we are making good progress with our plan to provide new homes at Bannock Wood. We have made a detailed planning application to Midlothian Council to provide a new roundabout at the A6094 Rosewell Road, which will form part of the wider master plan vision for the development. The roundabout will provide access into Bannock Wood and will enable a programme of ground remediation to begin. We will keep the local community informed of our progress and our next steps.
Community Community We believe it’s our responsibility to support our communities, so that people are proud to call them home. That’s why we regularly donate time and money to local causes, and are passionate about investing in the areas we build.
We’re committed to building greener, healthier homes for us all. From energy efficient fixtures and fittings, to cutting our carbon emissions, and enhancing existing green spaces, we build sustainability into everything we do.
Our new Environment Strategy sets out how we intend to help protect our environment for future generations by partnering with suppliers to reduce the impact of the homes and developments we build. We will make it easier for our customers to live a sustainable lifestyle. Our strategy focuses on the key environmental impacts for our business: climate change, nature, resources and waste.
Supporting the local community Supporting the local community
We have recently donated funds to Burnbrae Primary in Bonnyrigg to help it establish and run a new Forest School project as part of its outdoor learning strategy. Located within nearby Little Wood, just a short walk from Burnbrae Primary, the money will provide a boost to the school’s provision of a safe and natural outdoor learning programme, as well as some educational materials for the children to get the most from this unique learning experience.