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Housing development on Midmar Paddock, Edinburgh

Volume 596: debated on Monday 8 June 2015

The Petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that Midmar Paddock in Edinburgh is used by hundreds of people every week for open air exercise with children and dogs; further that it is green belt land, a special landscape area, designated open space and a local nature conservation site; further that it is under imminent threat of housing development and a planning application is expected shortly; and further that a local Petition on this matter was signed by 330 individuals.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Scotland to encourage the Scottish Government to intervene to stop housing development on Midmar Paddock.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Ian Murray, Official Report, 25 March 2015; Vol.594, c.1544.]

[P001487]

Observations from the Secretary of State for Scotland, received 5 June 2015:

The decision-making process for planning applications in Scotland are devolved and are properly for the relevant local authorities, the Scottish Government and their agencies.