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PostSubject: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:02 pm

Recent pre-planning notice on Midlothian Council's website has revealed that Taylor Wimpey plan to build "500 plus" homes to the north of Mauricewood. They are holding two consultation days on the 25th and 26th November at the Penicuik Centre, Carlops Road.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:40 pm

Thanks for alerting us to this. Not really the ideal time to be thinking of building houses given the current financial situation and I like the application letter addressed to "Dundee City Council".
Plans for this site have been around for so many years and still nothing has happened - there are many places which would be much cheaper to develop due to the ground conditions. No doubt the council will expect them to pay for a new High School as well as all the road improvements etc before they even start.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:59 am

At least they must be serious about building this time as they have scheduled two consultation days. It's an improvement on the last time. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:51 pm

their gonnae pit pentand house and a chidrens home an aboot 150 people intae eastfeild school as was ah dinnae ken how their gaun tae fit them a in
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:24 pm

http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/edinburgh/around-the-capital/1400_homes_line_up_for_borders_rail_link_1_1928261

Cannot see what 500 houses in Penicuik have got to do with the Waverley line (if it ever gets built?). It would have been more sensible to build a railway going via Loanhead, Penicuik and Peebles then via Cardrona to Galashiels as there are far more people in the area.

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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:08 pm

Consultation is on this Friday and Saturday so remember to check out Taylor Wimpey's amazing plans
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:38 am

I missed the consultation can anyone report to what was said, plans to start?
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:53 pm

I don't know if it went ahead, I wasn't able to make it either but they said houses surrounding the proposed site would get leaflets but we never got one even though we live beside the site. I do know however that permission was granted to proceed with the formal application process, so their plans may be online soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:27 am

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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:46 pm

Very little info on show really. Concept design layout showing road in
and out with housing scattered around- similar to the previous plan but scaled
down a touch. No info at all on the upgrading of junctions for Mauricewood Road
or where all the kids will going to school. Was told they will start in spring behind Boyd Orr Drive. 5 year plan for the hole estate - maybe 100 houses each year.
Watch out for a detailed design via MDC website.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:19 pm

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5 year plan for the hole estate
Tell me, lightlevel, is that "hole" as in what it's going to be when it's finished or "hole" as in what they're building it on?
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:38 pm

Well done for noticing Pitsgate!!
Probably a bit of both. They apparently still have to carry out a full
field survey to find any possible ' no build' areas. They have only identified
one area they think might cause them any problems so far.
I still call it madness to build there but hey, what do I know!
They're the experts - apparently!!
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:28 am

I cannot understand how Wimpey don't realise the state of the ground there - surely they know why Greenlaw Mains stopped at Boyd-orr Drive back in the early 70s! I think that Cala scrapped their plans for the area behind Mauricewood estate after doing full surveys and there was certainly much more drilling etc done over there a few years ago. I also heard that some very odd figures are used regarding traffic and children - they quote 0.6 cars per house and 1.3 children per house which seems ridiculous when many of the house Wimpey build nowadays are 4 or 5 bedroom ones. 500 houses would mean AT LEAST 1000 more cars trying to get from Mauricewood Road on to the A701 and I would imagine people with only 1 or 2 children won't be buying 5 bedroom houses!
All very odd, but maybe Wimpey have too much money to spare?
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:54 pm

I think the new water treatment works at the top of the hill will now make it more tempting to house builders as before that was built the other was running at full capacity
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:22 pm

The development brief that was circulating when this site was finally put into the Local Plan (or maybe it was the developers' own outline plan) did plan for a lower density partly because of the ground conditions. There were a couple of rather good looking open spaces including a pond (which may have been for a reed-bed water treatment system).
I have a nasty suspicion that this was going to be paid for with an even higher density within the built development itself.
Anyone looking to buy off plan would do well to check floor measurements v-e-r-y carefully. And if you're into cat-swinging, forget it! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:38 pm

I remember watching a programme on the TV recently about the fact that the size of houses is decreasing. Some of the examples they showed were ridiculous with very low ceilings and just enough room to swing a mouse. This article also seems to confirm it http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14909066

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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:54 pm

And don't forget that the furniture in the show house is usually made to about 2/3 normal size to make the rooms look bigger.
Never go house-hunting without a tape measure and not just for the size of the rooms! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:13 pm

They seem to have started survey work in the fields behind Greenlaw Mains with a large digger in action and some drilling going on this week. I wonder what they will find there?
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:44 pm

There is also 4x4 tyre tracks around the top field above deanburn
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:28 pm

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There is also 4x4 tyre tracks around the top field above deanburn
That's CALA territory or was.
There was talk of getting them to contribute to decent fencing round the allotments if they actually started to develop. Keep after them!
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PostSubject: Dalmore Mill scrapped?   Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:10 pm

It's a slightly different topic but I've just noticed something strange on the Dalmore Mill housing development's website. It is saying the development is sold out but it looks like plans are about to go online. Very strange indeed. Also it's no longer saying it's a future development.http://www.millerhomes.co.uk/explore/scotlandeast/11307/index.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:15 pm

I really hope that the planning department knocks these proposals from Taylor Wimpey firmly on the head. The previous proposals I could live with as there was a large buffer zone between existing properties and the new build. However the new proposals are built hard up to existing properties. Also I'm sure the previous proposals consisted of only 470 new properties build on both sides of Mauricewood Road, while the new proposals are for 540 properties only on the east side of the road. This will be a high density development which will impact adversely upon existing residents who will be forced to live in a building site for years. Also the impact upon local roads and services will be huge. The whole development is designed to maximise the profit for Taylor Wimpey at the expense of the local environment and local residents.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:58 pm

10000 for only 27 houses to be built i wonder what penicuik will get for 500 houses

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/9434323.Developer_agrees_to_pay_Kingswood___10_000/
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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:38 am

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PostSubject: Re: Taylor Wimpey Penicuik   Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:02 am

Midlothian15 " The previous proposals I could live with as there was a large buffer zone between existing properties and the new build. However the new proposals are built hard up to existing properties. " Have you seen the new plans post link if any?
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