2 October, 2017
Media update – community engagement for Dalhousie Chesters, Bonnyrigg
Pauline Mills, Land and Planning Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland said: “As part of our community consultation process in relation to our proposed development of land at Dalhousie Chesters in Bonnyrigg, we’re delighted to confirm that our Community Workshop was very well attended this weekend.
“With more than 20 representatives from the Community Liaison Forum (CLF) including local community groups, Council Ward Members and our immediate neighbours to the proposed development site taking the opportunity to share their knowledge on how the master plan could evolve, this event was a positive and constructive exchange of ideas and information.
“Having the opportunity to have this form of engagement so early in the process is very helpful, and we will now take all of this information and use it to inform our development proposals, which in turn will help to shape the master plan and subsequent detailed design for the land at Dalhousie Chesters.
“We will now work towards creating a draft master plan which will be shared with the CLF ahead of the public exhibition of our development proposals which is planned for later this year, to which the whole community can attend. Details of this event will be widely publicised nearer the time.”
We are making good progress with our programme of community engagement for the proposed development of land at Dalhousie Chesters, Bonnyrigg.
Following the first two successful meetings of the Community Liaison Forum (CLF) that was set up earlier this year to ensure there is a platform for continued dialogue between ourselves and the surrounding local community groups, there will be a Community Workshop on the morning of Saturday 30 September 2017.
The aim of the event is for Taylor Wimpey, the assembled representatives from the wide range of local community groups that form the CLF, which includes Council Ward Members, to share knowledge and build relationships. This interactive session will also allow the community groups to inform the development proposals, which will help to shape the master plan and subsequent detailed design for the land at Dalhousie Chesters.
The outcomes of the event will feed into the masterplan design, which will form a public exhibition of the development proposals for the land at Dalhousie Chesters later this year, to which the whole community can attend. Details of this event will be widely publicised nearer the time.