A plan for a third bookies in Tranent is under starter’s orders after it got the go-ahead from East Lothian Licensing Board.
But the £210,000 investment by William Hill had to overcome hurdles, facing public opposition and dividing councillors who were at odds over having another betting shop in the town.
Maureen Allan, who has taken part in a survey about the regeneration of the High Street, opposed the company’s application for a betting shop premises licence at 89 High Street, currently ‘The Hub’ pub, as did Robert McNeill.
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