Legal row over Musselburgh business park bid

Lothian Park's  proposals for land at Old Craighall.

Lothian Park's proposals for land at Old Craighall.

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Plans for a business park on land near Musselburgh Golf Club have suffered a setback following a legal row between planners and developers.

Lothian Park Ltd this week failed in a bid to extend its planning consent for the development of four office buildings and a 120-room hotel – with the potential to create up to 500 jobs.

Legal submissions to a meeting of East Lothian Council’s planning committee on Tuesday, were rejected by officials, who insisted that permission – granted in January 2011 – had now expired and a new application would have to be submitted.

The company is now considering its options for the site and another in the area, with a view to securing planning consent for one of them.

Full story in this week’s Musselburgh News, on sale now.

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