Holiday park plans proposed for Midlothian quarry
A Proposal of Application Notice has been lodged with Midlothian Council to transform a former quarry into a holiday resort.
Plans drawn up by Sirius Group on behalf of waste management firm FCC Environment propose a 60-lodge holiday park on the Drummond Moor site, which lies to the south of the former Rosslynlee Hospital.
The development will comprise a mixture of four to eight-person lodges and include a reception and facilities building, while the landfill site itself will be opened up to create footpaths and picnic areas to serve the holiday homes.
FCC Environment said the resort would provide a significant contribution to the rural economy, as well as making best use of otherwise redundant land.
Senior planning, permitting and property manager David Molland said: “Drummond Moor is a former quarry of which part has already been restored through landfill.
“The remainder of the quarry is receiving clean soils to lift the level to tie into the surrounding land to create a development platform.
“It is this area that the lodges are proposed, providing a unique opportunity to offer a sustainable development to the community, utilising a redundant site as well as opening up a significant area of land for recreational uses.”