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Buccleuch Property submits planning for Sheriffhall South development

Sheriffhall-South-aerialBuccleuch Property has unveiled plans for the development of a new family restaurant, south of the Sheriffhall roundabout in Midlothian.

The Edinburgh based developer has submitted a planning application for its Sheriffhall South site to Midlothian Council after the conditional sale of a 1.4 acre site was agreed to British brewery giant, Greene King, for the construction of their Farmhouse Inn concept.

Buccleuch Property is to develop the necessary infrastructure works, including an access road to service the site and the remaining seven acres of development land, with Greene King lodging a separate planning application for its 290 cover restaurant.

The Farmhouse Inn restaurant is part of a national expansion programme by owner Greene King which already has 900 restaurants in the UK.

Buccleuch’s Sheriffhall South development comprises two sites of 9 and 11 acres on either side of the A7, immediately opposite Dobbies Garden Centre and just off the Edinburgh City Bypass.  The initial infrastructure works are expected to commence on site in spring 2014.

The site already has excellent transport links and will further benefit from the nearby new Eskbank station nearby, part of the Borders Rail Link, which is due to open in 2015.

Sandy Smith, Development Director of Buccleuch Property, said: “Our Sheriffhall South development benefits from a highly prominent location and we anticipate a strong level of interest from prospective occupiers as the site develops, recognising its excellent profile and accessibility.”

The new development sits close to Buccleuch’s 50 acre Shawfair Park, a Business Park adjacent to Edinburgh City Bypass which has established itself as a commercial hub for South Edinburgh, and gateway to the recently announced South East Wedge, Scotland’s newest and largest urban extension.

Shawfair Park is home to Spire private hospital, the Scottish Qualifications Authority, medical supplies company Ortholink and pub chain Marston’s, as well as a Park & Ride facility.