Middleton Quarry Planning Application and MCC response

The official planning application has been submitted to Midlothian Council and is open for comments by the public until about 21st August – though they say they could accept comments beyond that, depending on when the case officer writes the report. But to be certain, it is best to get your comments in by 21st August.

UPDATE 19/08/2015:  The papers for next week’s Planning Committee meeting indicate that the Council is not expecting the Middleton Quarry in-fill application to go before the Committee until its 17th November meeting.  So if you still haven’t made a comment and would like to, it is still worth while doing it.

On this page – 1) MCC response 2) link to planning application 3) note on how to make your comment.

1    MCC response

Here is a copy of the Moorfoot Community Council response which has been submitted (right click to download the PDF document):

15-00503-DPP Response from Moorfoot Community Council

Click here for Background information and the pre-planning application submission public meeting

2    The Planning Application

Click here to go to the Midlothian Council web page for this planning application.

Middleton Quarry planning application on website
Middleton Quarry planning application on website

3    How to comment

If you want to make your own comments on this application

  1. click on the comments tab. – the second tab across, after the details tab, below the first two lines of writing.
  2. on the comments page, either login or register if you have not already registered on the planning site before.

    The comments page
    The comments page
  3. when you have logged in, Planningpage3
  4. check your personal details are correct  (not shown here but they are in this section between the application details and the box for your comment.  Your personal details are never shown to the public although your comments will be added to the information about the planning application in due course.
  5.  confirm    your commenter type (madam, sir or both) and your stance (object, support or neutral) and write your comment.  Click the small box if you want to receive an email copy of your comments.  Then click submit at the bottom of the page. Planningpage4

Community Micro-Grants

Moorfoot-Grants-LogoDo you run a small group or club in the Moorfoot Community Council Area?

Do you need funding for a small project?

Moorfoot Community Council can now offer small grants to help you.

Moorfoot Community Council Micro-Grants are awarded 3 times yearly to groups in the Moorfoot area to benefit the Moorfoot Community. These grants are intended to help small projects that would not be able to qualify for grant programmes such as the Carcant Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.

The process has been kept simple to reduce the administration involved – we just need to know what you want to do and who will benefit! Initially the grants are funded by the Community Council’s own reserves, but in future funds are likely to be further supported by the Carcant Wind Farm fund itself.

If you organise a club or community group in Moorfoot and have a project in mind, get in touch! Continue reading

Venue Change

It has been decided to change the venue of Community Council meetings with effect from the October 2012 meeting as we feel that the Moorfoot Primary School staff room is not suitable when we have visitors attending (sometimes without prior planning).

Meetings will now normally be held in the meeting room at North Middleton Village Hall on the first Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm, except in the months of April and August, when the meeting will be held in Temple Village Hall.


Moorfoot Community Council represents the Midlothian Villages of Borthwick, Carrington, North Middleton & Temple, together with the surrounding landward area up to the Moorfoot hills.

The aim of this website is to keep you informed of what is happening in the Community Council, and what might affect you if you live in this part of Scotland.  Scroll down this page for information on opportunities and events which are one-off or have a specific date, and see the page tabs at the top for more permanent information.

The Community Councillors need your feedback, so if there is anything which you feel we should know about, or if there is any information missing from our publications, please let us know.

Remember that we do this on a voluntary basis, so we may not be able to respond immediately to your concerns.

Community Council meetings are held most months, so you can always come along and let us know your views in person.  It is helpful if you let us know in advance so we can plan the meeting. Please email secretary@moorfoot.org.uk

In 2017, meetings will be held first Wednesday every month but NOT January or July. Most are at Middleton Village  Hall from 7pm to 9pm.  Some will be at Temple Village hall or Carrington Village hall, at the same times. See the calendar page for dates.