Redevelopment of Midlothian Snow Sports Centre

Posted on: February 6, 2020

The Cockburn’s response to an application to radically alter leisure facilities at Hillend

Application: Planning permission in principle for the redevelopment of the existing snow sports centre to include additional leisure facilities, tourist accommodation, hotel, function suite, ancillary retail and restaurant, formation of access road and car parking

Address: Midlothian Snow Sports Centre, Biggar Road, Edinburgh, EH10 7DU

Ref: 19/01018/PPP

Cockburn Response

The Cockburn Association objects to application.

We have no objection to the upgrading if the existing spots facilities per se.

However, the development of new hotel facilities in this high profile location is wholly inappropriate and is likely to have significant and negative impacts on views to the Snow Sports Centre, day and night, from a considerable number of vantage point and at a considerable distance from the site.

The incursion of hotel facilities will also radically change the way in which this site functions. In particular, we are concerned about potential negative impacts on an already inadequate local road infrastructure and access too and from the site.

RESULT: A modified application was approved in February 2021