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Appendix 1: consultation strategy document

Waverley Railway Project

Consultation Strategy

1. Consultation

Consultation is an essential tool in establishing public opinion and support for any major infrastructure scheme. There are various types and methods for consultation on a scheme such as the Waverley Railway Project. Consultation typically falls into 3 main areas all of which expected, these are

  • Statutory consultation
  • Affected parties/land/property consultation
  • Public Consultation

2. Statutory consultation

This is as prescribed by the Bill. This includes serving pre-specified documents and notices on the statutory consultees as defined. This task is typically done by the Parliamentary Agents and Land Referencers. Both are retained to do this under their current agreement

3. Specific land/property consultation

This is the personal contact with people directly affected. This would typically be done by the promoter with technical support from the consultant team. Scott Wilson are already looking at some options were specific land interests are affected which will be used by the promoters when contact is made. Land Aspects will identify interests and ownership prior to visits by the relevant authority. This clearly needs to done in advance of more general Public Consultation.

4. Public Consultation

This is the more general consultation were the public are consulted on the scheme. Typically this consists of setting up a contact point (already done by Atlantic), followed by a launch of the project with local exhibitions. The timing of this is essential and must not be undertaken too early as this may cause necessary blight however it should be done whilst there is still some flexibility in the design so concerns can realistically be addressed and mitigated where appropriate. It is acceptable to consult on a preferred alignment although options should be shown were they have been considered, this approach is encouraged.

5. Proposed Methodology for Public Consultation

It is intended that the consultation will follow the guidnace outlined in “Code of Practise on the Dissemination of Information during major Infrastructure Developments” provided by the Department of Environment, Transport and Regions and “Transport and Works Act 2001 Guidance”. These documents will form the basis of the consultation approach and allow all parties involoved in consultation to develop a fluid approach to successful, open and inclusive consultation.

The “Code of Practise on the Dissemination of Information during major Infrastructure Developments” clearly states what level of information should be available, and encourages openness. It also states,

“that at the earliest opportunity, and subsequently maintain a contact point within the organisation which will respond to enquiries speedily and with courtesy”

This requirement has already been met. All the work currently being undertaken will be used to inform public consultation and a strategy will be agreed with Atlantic.

The importance of consultation is stressed in the ‘Guidance on Private Bill, Directorate of Clerking and Reporting, April 2001” and our approach will be included in the Promotors Memorandum, Kennedys will advise on exact requirements.

As with all schemes that have been in the public domain for some time considerable consultation will already have taken place. In addition it is included within relevant Statutory Planning documents which will also have undergone various consultation exercises.

The first task is to prepare a position statement detailing any consultation to date either directly relating to the project or via other sources such as associated or Structure Plan. We will also quantify consultation to date with Statutory and Non-statutory consultees identified in the Guidance. Once complete the strategy can be developed further in line with that succesfully implemented on other major infrastructure projects. This involves a launch, to be led by Atlantic PR and officers, followed by local public consultations in the form of exhibitions at key population centres along the route staffed by officers at specific times. An information pack supported by the website is to be preapred by Atlantic to assist with this. Leaflet drops along the route may also be appropriate. Depending on the results of these surgerys it may be necessary to do smaller consultations on specific issues.

The consultation exhibition should ideally be at a venue for two or three days and needs to be open when working people can attend: thus opening hours might sensibly be 12 noon to 8pm. The exhibition format allows a relaxed opportunity for interface between the public and those involved with the scheme.

Again, the resource commitment required will be obvious. Ideally two officers/advisors with knowledge of the scheme should be present. A member presence can add political weight to exhibitions however this is a decision for each authority.

We would strongly recommend consultation meetings such as with Parish and Town Councils, the business community, disabled groups and environment groups. These would be by invitation only and the work would include: drafting of invitation lists, arranging dates and venues in conjunction with members and officers, arranging venues, drafting invitations, formatting meetings, designing and production of presentations. We do not encourage open public meetings as these can be hijacked by a small minority often leading to a combative atmosphere and negative result.

In addition we would also recommend the setting up of a website as aide to consultation. This is now common practise on major public transport projects and is utilised by many of the Authorities already awarded Centre of Excellence for Integrated Transport Planning as effective for the dissemination of information. In addition it can also be used as another medium for comment. This has already been undertaken by Atlantic and is proving successful.

A procedure needs to be agreed for press releases including responding to unsolicited press inquiries most local authorities have officers and well established procedures for dealing with these.

The key suggested tasks for Public Consultation include the following but for this project this is given as an example and the strategy is to be agreed by T&T, Atlantic and Kennedys;

  • Staffed exhibitions at, at least three locations along the route including an evening and Saturday
  • Publicize exhibitions in local press, local radio and possibly television
  • Hotline set up, with answer machine for back up only
  • Preparation for consultation
  • Print stationary, business cards, compliment slips etc ASAP
  • Notify owners of any CPO properties ASAP in person
  • Notify affected persons ASAP in person
  • Draft text for detailed brochure
  • Arrange for artists impression (liase with ERM /LA’s)
  • Arrange copyright
  • Draft text for A4 leaflet
  • Book venues
  • Arrange staffing
  • Arrange newspaper adverts
  • Laminate relevant plans
  • Draft standard answers to queries
  • Prepare visitors book
  • Aerial photographs if possible
  • Prepaid questionnaire to be drafted for incorporation into brochure

The above list is intended to promote discussion and form the basis of the consultation strategy which will continue to be based on the guidance provided by DETR and DOT.

Appendix 2: Alterations through consultation

Shawfair Developments Ltd. - Changes to level, alignment, car parking, station etc.

Various Developers - Changes to access road alignments at Millerhill.

Historic Scotland and Sustrans - Removal of proposed access path between A68 and Glenesk Viaduct.

Historic Scotland - Retention of former footbridge at former Eskbank station.

Drs Wylie and Mr & Mrs Coombe, Westfield Bank - Re-location of proposed footbridge at Westfield Bank, Eskbank.

Hardengreen Lane residents/objectors - Closure of path from Hardengreen Lane to proposed Eskbank station.

Hardengreen Lane residents/objectors - Proposed relocation of station platform, footbridge and car park.

Victoria Gardens, Newtongrange - Agreement to erect noise barrier adjacent.

Newtongrange Bowling Club - Provision of footbridge.

Harvieston Villa residents Location of car park at Gorebridge station.

East Cottage, Tynehead - Reduction of land-take at following discussion with householder.

Falahill – major re-alignment.

Glenfield Road East – flexibility built in to allow for vertical re-alignment.

Mr and Mrs Barnett – Sandyknowe – reduction in temporary and permanent land take.

The Scottish Mining Museum – reduction in land take.

NHS Borders – reduction in temporary and permanent land take and major road realignment.

The Roman Catholic Church in Galashiels and Gorebridge – major reduction in temporary and permanent land take in Galashiels, reduction in temporary and permanent land take in Gorebridge.

Miller Oils, Newtongrange – reduction in temporary land take.

Mr and Mrs Dubickas, Newtongrange – offer to restrict working periods, reduction in temporary and permanent land take.

DSG Retail – offer to reduce land take and restrict working times to allow unencumbered Saturday trading to retail park in Galashiels.

Scottish Power - agreements in progress.

Network Rail - agreements in progress.

Royal Mail - agreements in progress.

BRB Residuary – agreements in progress.

Messrs Stirling, Bow Farm – reduction in temporary and permanent land take.

K&I Coachworks/Symon of Edinburgh – reduction in temporary and permanent land take to ensure retention of gable end to building.

Mr Roy Martin QC – reduction in temporary and permanent land take and restriction on construction access arrangements. Offer to restrict bridge access to pedestrians on consultees request.

New Star Bank residents – relocation of footbridge and alterations to pedestrian footpath arrangements.

Grange Estates – reduction in temporary and permanent land take at Hardengreen. Discussion on relocation of builders yard at Newtongrange.

Mr White, Station Brae, Galashiels – reduction in temporary land take.

Ostle Tyres, Galashiels – reduction in temporary land take and excambion of land to replace permanent land take.

S&I Thomson, Galashiels – major reduction in temporary and permanent land take.

Mr Pendlebury, Mr Davies, Mr Street, all of Dalhousie Farm Cottages – removal of access requirements.

Mr Pendlebury, 1 Dalhousie Farm Cottages – removal of permanent land take requirement to allow for location of a domestic oil tank.

Mr and Mrs Wilson, Dalhousie Station House – removal of access requirements.

Mr Lamb, Glenarch, Eskbank – restriction on working hours and types of vehicles using his access road.

Mr Samuels, Fountainhall – offer to reduce temporary and permanent land take.

Mr Bridie Thomson, Gorebridge – removal of requirement for temporary and permanent land take.

Mr Tony Stovin, Gorebridge – removal of requirement for temporary and permanent land take.

Mr and Mrs Swift, Gorebridge – reduction in temporary and permanent land take.

Dr Alexander, Newtongrange - removal of access requirements.

Mr Hugh Bain, Galashiels – reduction in temporary land take.

Fjordhus, Galashiels – relocation of business premises.

Moffat Builders, Newtongrange – reduction in land take to allow for future housing development.

Mr Wood, Falahill – provision of new parking area and access road at front of house to replace.

Asda – major realignment to allow for superstore development.

Appendix 3: public consultation meetings

MASTER LIST - CONSULTATION MEETINGS (not including roadshow)
       
2000 15-Feb   Seminar - Statement by Sara Boyack
  21-Feb   MP/MSP's and Campaign for Borders Rail
  27-Mar   Strategic Rail Authority
  April   Campaign for Borders Rail Petition to Parliament
  07-Apr   Scottish Executive and Border Transport Futures Ltd
  27-Apr   Scottish Executive
  08-May   Waverley Working Group
  15-May   Borders Rail Forum
  12-Jun   Waverley Working Group - SRA attended
  22-Jun   Miller - Planning contact
  03-Jul   Waverley Working Group
  01-Aug   Waverley Joint Committee
  07-Aug   Cross Party Group
  04-Sep   Hazel & John McGregor and Miller
  03-Oct   Scottish Executive
  30-Oct   Ryden's development
  01-Nov   McGregor Chartered Surveyors
  14-Nov   John Campbell QC
  29-Nov   Ryden International
2001 03-Oct   Scottish Executive
  30-Oct   Ryden International
  06-Nov   Joint Committee
  05-Dec   Waverley Working Group
2002      
  09-Jan   Hawick News and Southern Reporter - Colin Puves
      BBC Radio Borders - Angela Soave and Richard Gordon
  10-Jan   Eskdale and Liddesdale Reporter - Rachel Norris
      Southern Reporter - Bob Burgess
      Waverley Working Group
  11-Jan   Borders Radio
      Border Telegraph - Atholl Innes
  14-Jan   Launch of WRP Communications Programme
      Property Development Group
  21-Jan   Border Rail Forum
  23-Jan   Shawfair Developments Ltd
  24-Jan   Scottish Executive
  25-Jan   ScotRail
  28-Jan   Keny McAskill - SNP Transport
  30-Jan   Scottish Executive
  05-Feb   Waverley Working Group
  12-Feb   Stow Public Meeting
  01-Mar   ScotRail Network Rail
      Scottish Executive
  06-Mar   Waverley Working Group
  11-Mar   Campaign for Borders Rail presentation
  15-Mar   Borders MSP MP meetings - Archie Kirkwood, Jeremy Purves, Michael Moore
      Borders Rail Forum
  10-Apr   Waverley Working Group
  23-Apr   Shawfair Developments Ltd
  29-Apr   Joint Committee
  01-May   Public Consultation programme
  09-May   Waverley Working Group
  17-May   Scottish Executive
  22-May   Loanhead Community Forum
  24-May   Scottish Executive
  27-May   Borders Rail Forum
  29-May   Cross Party Group on Borders Rail
  04-Jun   Options Visit
  05-Jun   Cross Party Group on Borders Rail
  06-Jun   Joint Committee
  12-Jun   Waverley Route Trust
  14-Jun   Scottish Executive
  19-Jun   Gala & Langlea Community Council, Volunteer Hall, Gala
  24-Jun   Public Consultation briefing
  26-Jun   Cross Party Group on Borders Rail
  27-Jun   Scottish Enterprise Borders
  01-Jul   Official Public Consultation launch
  03-Jul   Dr&Dr Wylie/Mr&Mrs Coombe
  04-Jul   Waverley Working Group
  08-Jul   Gorebridge
  09-Jul   Stow Consultation Roadshow
  10-Jul   Tweedbank Community Council Meeting (with David Parker)
  26-Jul   Scott Wilson - Highways meeting
  30-Jul   Heriot and Falahill Roadshow (Heriot Hall)
  02-Aug   Scottish Exectuive
  05-Aug   Stow and Fountainhall Community Council Meeting
      Borders Rail Forum
  07-Aug   Resident, Old School House, Newton Village
  08-Aug   Waverley Working Group
  15-Aug   Sustrans
  19-Aug   Glenfield Road East
  21-Aug   Falahill Residents meeting (Nick B attended)
  28-Aug   32 Glenfield Road, Galashiels
  30-Aug   SRA, Scottish Executive
  02-Sep   Rydens
  05-Sep   Waverley Working GRoup
  11-Sep   Waverley Route Trust
  23-Sep   HeriotCommunity Council (Nick B and JR Scott at McFie Hall)
  30-Sep   Potobello Community Council (Nick Ball)
  09-Oct   Harvieston Villas
      Landowners re: Land Access
  10-Oct   Railtrack
  17-Oct   E-Rail meeting
  24-Oct   Miller re: Fountainhall
  29-Oct   Ryden meeting with Andrew Wemyss
  04-Nov   Joint Committee
  07-Nov   Scottish Exec, Waverley Working Group
  11-Nov   E-Rail meeting in T+T offices
  13-Nov   Waverley Route Trust
  27-Nov   Minister for Transport - Ian Gray
      Meeting at Waverley Client Group
  03-Dec   Esk Valley Trust
      Minister for Transport - Ian Gray
  05-Dec   Waverley Working Group
  10-Dec   Glenfield Road East (Nick and Andy R)
  13-Dec   Joint Committee
  17-Dec   Observed as Stow Station Supporters presented case to the Scottish Parliament
       
2003 15-Jan   Cross Party Group on Borders Rail
  16-Jan   Client Presentation
  21-Jan   Tesco, Hardengreen
  24-Jan   Shawfair Developments Ltd
  27-Jan   Joint Committee
  29-Jan   Sustrans
  03-Feb   Briefing session for Midlothian councillors
  05-Feb   Falahill Residents meeting (Nick B attended)
      Esk Valley Community Forum
  06-Feb   Scottish Executive
  07-Feb   SRA
  14-Feb   Presentation to councillors -st Boswells
  19-Feb   Presentation to Scottish Enterprise Borders
  21-Feb   Borders Rail Forum
  26-Feb   Cross Party Group on Borders Rail
  28-Feb   Joint Committee
  04-Mar   Shawfair Developments Ltd
  05-Mar   S82 Council meeting - Borders
  06-Mar   Newbattle Community Forum
  07-Mar   TIE - Michael Howell
  13-Mar   S82 Council Meeting - Midlothian
  18-Mar   Scottish Executive
  21-Mar   Glenfield Road East (as per 19 Aug 2002)
  24-Mar   Joint Committee
  28-Mar   Campaign for Borders Rail meeting (Melrose Station)
  31-Mar   Heriot Community Council - WRP Talk (Nick B )
  02-Apr   Institute of Mining Engineers presentation
  03-Apr   British Horse Society - Mrs Peat
  09-Apr   Scottish Executive
  23-Apr   Harvieston Villas
06-May   Scottish Executive
  13-May   Presentation to Midlothian Council Development control staff
  20-May   Glenfield Road East - D Parker
  11-Jun   Presentation to Rotary Club (Midlothian)
  16-Jun   Joint Committee
      Glenfield Road East - D Parker
  20-Jun   Scottish Executive
  24-Jun   Glenfield Road East - D Parker
  26-Jun   Scottish Executive
  03-Jul   Ms Foster - Falahill - Letter offering meeting
  08-Jul   Beyond Tweedbank - JR Scott
  09-Jul   Scottish Executive
      Wemyss and Roberston
  12-Jul   Cross Party meeting
  15-Jul   Network Rail
  01-Aug   Shawfair Developments Ltd
  06-Aug   Site visit with the Scottish Executive
  08-Aug   Borders Rail Forum
  24-Aug   Glenfield Road East - D Parker
  02-Sep   Joint Committee
  06-Sep   Glenfield Road East - D Parker
  19-Sep   Site visit with Scottish Execuitve to Glenfield Rd West
  22-Sep   Scott Wilson
  23-Sep   Scottish Borders Council - Full Council meeting
  30-Sep   Glenfield Rd East - D Parker
  01-Oct   Dr Wylie
      NHS Borders
      Mrs Waugh, Beechbank Place, Gala
  03-Oct   Mr Fogg/Mr Forrester - News Star Bank, Newtongrange
      Mr Ostle and Mr MacDonald
  07-Oct   Hardengreen Lane residents
  09-Oct   Cllr Chambers, Newtongrange
  10-Oct   Derek Muller, Southfield Stationers, Eskbank
      Scottish Executive
  22-Oct   NHS Borders User Group
  23-Oct   Mr Fogg, Newtongrange
  24-Oct   Scottish Executive
      Mr McGlashen, Hardengreen Lane
  27-Oct   Mr Purves, Galashiels
  29-Oct   Paul Cullen QC
  30-Oct   S82 Committee meeting (Borders)
  01-Nov   Borders Health Board - D McClunchie
  05-Nov   Dr Wylie
      NHS Borders Chief Exec
  07-Nov   Jeremey Purves MSP / NHS Borders
  11,14,24 Nov   NHS Borders
  20-Nov   S82 Committee meeting (Midlothian)
  21-Nov   Borders Rail Forum
      Joint Committee
  01-Dec   Scottish Executive
      Patrick Hodge QC
  04-Dec   Lesley Riddoch show, BBC Radio Scotland
  15-Dec   Needs workshop
       
2004 06-Jan   Scottish Executive
  08-Jan   Cross Party Group on Borders Rail
      Sustrans and Railway Paths
  14-Jan   SRA (London)
  19-Jan   WRP Joint Committee meeting
      Mr Murray, Falahill
  03-Feb   Scottish Executive - study of house prices
  04-Feb   Scottish Executive
  06-Feb   Borders Rail Forum
      David Spaven
  01-Mar   Joint Committee
      David Spaven conference call
  03-Mar   Presentation to INT
  08-Mar   List of consultees in T+T report
  10-Mar   Scottish Executive
      ScotRail
  11-Mar   West Lothian / East Lothian
  17-Mar   SNH
  23-Mar   Waverley Route Trust presentation to Borders Council
      NHS Borders
      Corus Meeting
  24-Mar   Royal Mail, BRB, Scottish Power, Network Rail, Transco
  25-Mar   Marcus Bates, Robert Ellis (Gorebridge Developers)
  30-Mar   Scottish Executive
      Sustrans
  31-Mar   Nicol Stephen MSP, Jeremy Purvis MSP
      SNH, SEPA, Historic Scotland, River Tweed Commissioners
  01-Apr   Hardengreen Lane Residents
  07-Apr   West Lothian / East Lothian
  08-Apr   ScotRail
  20-Apr   Paul Cullen QC - re: RC Church, Galashiels
  23-Apr   Waverley Route Trust conference.
  26-Apr   Joint Committee meeting
      Network Rail
  27-Apr   Scottish Executive
      Network Rail
  29-Apr   Homes for Scotland
  04-May   NHS Borders
  14-May   Borders Rail Forum
  17-May   Damien Sharp telephone discussion re: Business case
  22-May   Scottish Executive - SESTRANS
  25-May   Ryden
  01-Jun   David Dodge (Straiton Parks Ltd/Youngace Ltd)
  04-Jun   Waverley Trust
  09-Jun   Harvieston Villas
  17-Jun   Parliamentary Clerks
  25-Jun   Joint Committee
  28-Jun   Site visit - Waverley Parliamentary Committee
  02-Jul   Scottish Executive
  12-Jul   Scottish Executive - D Sharp call
  13-Jul   Scottish Executive - D Sharp call
  14-Jul   Scottish Executive / Parliamentary clerks
  15-Jul   WRP Joint Committee meeting
      Matthew Cloke (Tesco)
  27-Jul   Strategic Rail Authority
      Stirling Alloa team
  28-Jul   KBR Rail
  02-Aug   Waverley Route Trust
  05-Aug   Stirling Alloa team
  13-Aug   Letter to SRA
  16-Aug   Historic Scotland, SEPA
  17-Aug   SNH
  18-Aug   Network Rail
  20-Aug   Borders Rail Forum
      Joint Committee
  23-Aug   South of Scotland European Partnership
  28-Aug   Mr Meijer, Victoria Gardens
  01-Sep   SEE@L, SEB, Forth Valley Enterprise
  13-Sep   Scottish Executive
  21-Sep   Joint Committee
  29-Sep   TIE and Track systems
  05-Oct   Public Meeting - Local Plans SBC
  10-Oct   MSP MP briefing
  11-Oct   Scottish Executive
  14-Oct   Mrs I Wood, Magdala Terrace, Galashiels
  21-Oct   Stillhaugh Meeting
  25-Oct   Scottish Executive - Major Infrastructure team
  02-Nov   Cross Party Group on Borders Rail
      Ian McKay, Scottish Coal
  10-Nov   Eildon Housing
  12-Nov   Falahill Residents
  18-Nov   Scottish Executive
  22-Nov   Campaign for Borders Rail Meeting - Galashiels
      Falahill Residents
  24-Nov   Borders Construction Industry Forum presentation
  26-Nov   Borders Rail Forum
  29-Nov   Falahill Residents
  30-Nov   Scottish Executive
  02-Dec   Network Rail
  06-Dec   WRP Joint Committee meeting
  08-Dec   Mr and Mrs Campbell, Jasmine Lea, Galashiels
      Mrs Moffat, 16 Wheatlands Road, Galashiels
  10-Dec   Environmental Management Group
  15-Dec   FirstGroup buses
      Scottish Executive
16-Dec   Midlothian Community Council Forum
  23-Dec   Nicol Stephen MSP, Jeremy Purvis MSP
  23-Dec   Midlothian Tourism Launch (Waverley line featured)
  30-Dec   W Campbell, Lothian Buses
      J Freeland, FirstGroup
2005 06-Jan   Campaign For Borders Rail Rally
  10-Jan   Scottish Executive
      Network Rail
  11-Jan   N Renilson /Wcampbell - Lothian Buses
  13-Jan   Scottish Executive
  14-Jan   SUSTRANS meeting
  18-Jan   SNH
  19-Jan   NHS Borders
  20-Jan   Parliamentary Clerks
  21-Jan   Borders Rail Forum
      SNH / SEPA
  24-Jan   Victoria Gardens residents
      Scottish Executive
  27-Jan   Southern Reporter briefing
      Nicol Stephen MSP, Jeremy Purvis MSP, Euan Robson MSP
  03-Feb   FirstScotrail
  07-Feb   Joint Committee
  10-Feb   SNH etc
  17-Feb   Parliamentary Clerks
  21-Feb   Harvieston Villas meeting (D Muir)
  23-Feb   Murray Tosh MSP
  04-Mar   FirstScotRail
  15-Mar   SNH etc

Appendix 4: other meetings with interested parties and groups of individuals

No Full Name Address Notes Meeting Dates  
1 Mr & Mrs Street 4 Dalhousie Mains Cottages Dalkeith Midlothian EH22 3LZ   10/02/2004 1
2 JS Dun & Partners Catcune Farm Gorebridge Midlothian EH23 4QQ   10/09/02, 08/10/02, 21/01/03, 18/02/03 (Catcune), 07/02/03 (Shoestanes) 5
3 Mr & Mrs R G Rae 3 Falahill Cottages Heriot Midlothian EH38 5YG   June 2002, meeting with Mr Rae, Mrs Inglis and others with TTMS and SWR,
21/08/02 at Falahill, with Nick Ball and John Ross Scott (Mr Rae not present but minute indicates that info would be passed by other residents),
05/02/03 (TTMS, Nick Ball and John Ross Scott present), 30/07/02 (Heriot Village Hall, no record that Mr Rae was present but TTMS provided him with details of the meeting in e-mail dated 17/07/02),
31/03/03 (Heriot Community Council, no record that Mr Rae was present)
22/11/04 Individual with Bruce Rutherford and Scott Wilson
2
4 Mr & Mrs Sandie Fairways
30 Glenfield Crescent
Galashiels
TD1 2AR
  (Individual Meetings) 5/12/03
(Group Meetings with Glenfield Residents)
19/08/02,
6/09/02,
10/12/02,
16/06/03,
24/06/03,
25/09/03.
1
5 Mr H.A.Hunter
The Parish of Stow Community Council
1 Haypark Woods
Stow
Galashiels
TD1 2SF
  Subsequent to the objection being submitted, no specific meeting.
However, Stow community meeting attended by Harrison Cowley/SBC on the following dates - 12/02/02, 09/07/02, 05/08/02 (Stow and Fountainhall Community Council meeting),
Individual meeting on 12/01/04.
1
6 Stow Station Supporters c/o Sparrow Castle
91 Galashiels Road
STOW
TD1 2RQ
  Subsequent to the objection being submitted, no specific meeting.
However, Stow community meeting attended by Harrison Cowley/SBC on the following dates - 12/02/02, 09/07/02, 05/08/02 (Stow and Fountainhall Community Council meeting),
Individual meeting on 11/11/03.
1
7 Mr & Mrs Wilson Dalhousie Station House
Dalkeith
EH22 3LZ
  08/12/2003 1
8 Symon of Edinburgh Hardengreen Road
Eskbank
Dalkeith
EH22 3JY
  No meeting to date despite offers.  
9 J Pendlebury 3 Dalhousie Mains Cottages
Dalkeith
EH22 3LZ
  05/12/2003 1
10 Mr & Mrs Davies 1 Dalhousie Mains Cottages
Dalkeith
EH22 3LZ
  05/12/2003 1
11 Mr & Mrs Baxter Cowbrae Cottage
Cowbraehill
Tynehead
Pathhead
Midlothian
EH37 5XT
  No meeting to date despite offers. Objector does not feel need to meet. 2
12 Mr & Mrs Banks, 7 Falahill Cottages
Heriot
Midlothian
EH38 5YG
  June 2002, meeting with Mr Rae, Mrs Inglis and others with TTMS and SWR;
21/08/02 at Falahill, with Nick Ball and John Ross Scott,
05/02/03 (TTMS, Nick Ball and John Ross Scott present),
30/07/02 (Heriot Village Hall, no record that Mr or Mrs Banks were present but TTMS provided details of the meeting to Mr Rae in e-mail dated 17/07/02),
31/03/03 (Heriot Community Council, no record that Mr or Mrs Banks were present)
2
13 Ms L.Inglis 4 Falahill Cottages
Heriot
Midlothian
EH38 5YG
  June 2002, meeting with Mr Rae, Mrs Inglis and others with TTMS and SWR,
21/08/02 at Falahill, with Nick Ball and John Ross Scott,
05/02/03 (TTMS, Nick Ball and John Ross Scott present),
30/07/02 (Heriot Village Hall, no record that Mrs Inglis was present but TTMS provided him with details of the meeting in e-mail dated 17/07/02),
31/03/03 (Heriot Community Council, no record that Mrs Inglis was present).
Meeting to discuss objection held 13/01/04
2
14 Sheila Campbell Jasmine Lea
Wheatlands Road
Galashiels
TD1 1QP
  08/12/2003 1
15 Nigel Miller c/o John Millar
John Sale CS
5/7 Bank Street
Galashiels
TD1 1EN
  Group Meetings 10/09/02, 08/10/02,
Individual Meetings 13/02/03 and 11/01/04
4
16 Mr & Mrs Allison
Stagebank Cottage
c/o Edwin Thompson
Thompson CS
76 Overhaugh Street
Galashiels
TD1 1DP
  June 2002, meeting with Mr and Mrs Allison.
30/07/02 (Heriot Village Hall)
31/03/03 (Heriot Community Council)
No further meetings reques ted
1
17 Ms H.Foster 8 Falahill Cottages
Heriot
Midlothian
EH38 5YG
  June 2002, meeting with Mr Rae, Mrs Inglis and others with TTMS and SWR.
21/08/02 at Falahill, with Nick Ball and John Ross Scott.
05/02/03 (TTMS, Nick Ball and John Ross Scott present),
30/07/02 (Heriot Village Hall, no record that Ms Foster was present but TTMS provided Mr Rae with details of the meeting in e-mail dated 17/07/02),
31/03/03 (Heriot Community Council, no record that Ms Foster was present).
Individual meeting to discuss objection held 13/01/03
Group meeting held with Ms Foster representing Falahill residents(12,65,66, 67,99 except Rae 3 and Inglis13) 29/11/04.
2
18 Mr W R Bull     Meeting first held in September 2002 (no exact date).
Subsequent meeting on 0/02/045
2
19 DEW Kibble & Sons Falahill Farm
Heriot
Midlothian
EH38 5YG
  10/09/02
08/10/02
28/01/03
09/02/04
4
20 Scott Murray The Old Railway Cottage
Falahill
Near Heriot
EH38 5YG
  21/08/02 at Falahill, with Nick Ball and John Ross Scott.
05/02/03 at Falahill (TTMS, Nick Ball and John Ross Scott present),
30/07/02 (Heriot Village Hall, no record that Mr and Mrs Murray were present),
31/03/03 (Heriot Community Council, no record that Mr and Mrs Murray were present).
Individual meeting to discuss objection held 22/01/2004
Mr and Mrs Murray were present at a meeting with Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Bull in September 2002.
2
21 James Muir Torquhan
Stow
TD1 2RX
  10/09/02
08/10/02
28/01/03
08/01/04
4
22 Lionel Lofthouse Bankhouse Farm
Stow
Galashiels
TD1 2SU
  10/09/02
08/10/02
28/01/03
05/12/03
4
23 James Barr
Pirntaton Farm
Cintra
11 Greenbank Rise
Edinburgh
EH10 5RW
  10/09/02
08/10/02
31/01/03
11/12/03
4
24 Mr L G Litchfield
Bowland Farms
c/o S E B Clowes
Davis & Bowring CS
6-8 Main Street
Kirkby Lonsdale
Carnforth
Lancashire
LA6 2AE
  04/06/04 (Referenced in Annex 2) 1
25 Mr & Mrs Thompson Station Master's House
37 Station Road
Stow
  Prior to the objection being submitted, no specific meeting. However, Stow community meeting attended by Harrison Cowley/SBC on the following dates:
12/02/02,
09/07/02,
05/08/02 (Stow and Fountainhall Community Council meeting),
individual meeting on 28/01/04
1
26 Symon
39 Station Road, Stow
7 Rose Circle
Bonnyrigg
EH19 3RG
  No meeting requested, despite offer.  
27 James Kirkness & Others 41 Station Road
Stow
Selkirkshire
TD1 2SQ
This objection focusses on claims associated with population, new industry, tourism and increased house building. It does not reference where these claims are made. Also objected to OBC, letter to be drafted No meeting requested, despite offer.  
28 James Kirkness 41 Station Road
Stow
Selkirkshire
TD1 2SQ
Letter enclosing CPO guidance to be issued. No meeting requested, despite offer.  
29 Mrs Myles 39 Station Road
Stow
Selkirkshire
TD1 2SQ
This is a two part objection stating that 'I will lose access to my home' and there has 'been no …consultation'.
Letter addressing concerns to be issued
No meeting requested, despite offer.  
30-56 Residents of Hardengreen Lane No.s 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 40, 41, 42, 46 Hardengreen Lane,
Eskbank
EH22 3NA
Compulsory purchase guidance has been issued to the objectors. Letter dated 28/02/05 issued to Objectors 30-56 c/o Mr McGlashan (Obj 38).    
57 Residents of Victoria Gdns No.s 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 21, 23, 27 Victoria Gardens
Newtongrange
EH22
A meeting was held with the objector on 24th January. The Promoter agreed to supply certain information by the end February and are on course for meeting the deadline. The Objectors agreed to check if the principle of a noise barrier would be acceptable to all the residents. 04/06/03
24/01/04
2
58 Residents of Deanpark, Newtongrange No.s 37, 41, 43, 46, 47, 48 Deanpark
Newtongrange
EH22
Awaiting a response from the Objector No meeting held prior to objection submission.
Meeting with residents on 08/01/04
1
59 Peter & Margaret Dubickas
Damside Cottage
c/o Stuart & Stuart WS
7 High Street
Bonnyrigg
Midlothian
EH19 2DA
Awaiting a response from the Objector 03/12/2003 1
60 Angus & Carol Pretswell
Hawksnest House
c/o James Miller
Ironside Farrar
12 Gayfield Square
Edinburgh
EH1 3NX
This objection is in three parts 1. inaccurate notice 2. reinstatement of buildings and walls 3. conflict with development plan.
A response was issued in relation to part 1, but not 2 and 3. A response to these is being prepared
No meeting requested, despite offer.  
61 Dr & Mrs Wightman The Granary
Fushiebridge
Midlothian
EH23 4QF
This is a lengthy objection in three parts 1 Consultation, 2 Environmental 3 property value.. The response issued to the objector dated 24 March 04 refers to land 'to be taken permanently'. A further letter is being prepared No meeting requested following objection submission  
62 Mr Charles Callander Tynehead Farm
Tynehead
Pathhead
EH37 5XS
Letters issued to the Objector 24/11/03, 02/04/04 and 28/02/05. Response awaited from the Objector. 10/09/2002
08/10/2002
05/12/2003
3
63 Mr Michael Radford Granary Cottage
Fushiebridge
Midlothian
EH23 4QF
Promoter currently pursuing an agreement with objector. Letter issued to the Objector 28/02/05. Response awaited from the Objector. 08/12/2003 1
64 Residents of Harvieston Villas No.s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Harvieston Villas
Gorebridge
Midlothian
EH23 4JY
To maintain and keep informed of Bill Progress and development of Early Purchase Scheme. An update meeting was held with the Objector on the 21st February 2005.    
65 Mr & Mrs J. Patterson 6 Falahill Cottages
Heriot
Midlothian
EH38 5YG
Refer to objection 17 June 2002, meeting with Mr Rae, Mrs Inglis and others with TTMS and SWR;
21/08/02 at Falahill, with Nick Ball and John Ross Scott,
05/02/03 (TTMS, Nick Ball and John Ross Scott present),
30/07/02 (Heriot Village Hall, no record that Mr or Mrs Patterson were present but TTMS provided details of the meeting to Mr Rae in e-mail dated 17/07/02),
31/03/03 (Heriot Community Council, no record that Mr or Mrs Patterson were present)
Group meeting held with Ms Foster representing Falahill residents(12,65,66, 67,99 except Rae 3 and Inglis13) 29/11/04.
 
66 Mr F.G. Wood 2 Falahill Cottage
Heriot
Midlothian
EH38 5YG
Refer to objection No 17. June 2002, meeting with Mr Rae, Mrs Inglis and others with TTMS and SWR; 21/08/02 at Falahill, with Nick Ball and John Ross Scott, 05/02/03 (TTMS, Nick Ball and John Ross Scott present), 30/07/02 (Heriot Village Hall, no record that Mr Wood was present but TTMS provided details of the meeting to Mr Rae in e-mail dated 17/07/02), 31/03/03 (Heriot Community Council, no record that Mr Wood was present) Individual Meeting 13/01/04 Group meeting held with Ms Foster representing Falahill residents(12,65,66, 67,99 except Rae 3 and Inglis13) 29/11/04. 1
67 Mr David M. Cowen 9 Falahill Cottages
Heriot
Midlothian
EH38 5YG
Refer to objection 17 June 2002, meeting with Mr Rae, Mrs Inglis and others with TTMS and SWR;
21/08/02 at Falahill, with Nick Ball and John Ross Scott,
05/02/03 (TTMS, Nick Ball and John Ross Scott present),
30/07/02 (Heriot Village Hall, no record that Mr Cowan was present but TTMS provided details of the meeting to Mr Rae in e-mail dated 17/07/02),
31/03/03 (Heriot Community Council, no record that Mr Cowan was present)
Group meeting held with Ms Foster representing Falahill residents(12,65,66, 67,99 except Rae 3 and Inglis13) 29/11/04.
 
68 Lord Borthwick Crookston
Heriot
Midlothian
EH38 5YS
Awaiting a response from the Objector 10/09/2002
08/10/2002
January 2003
3
69 Mr & Mrs Barnett Sandyknowe
Heriot
Midlothian
EH38 5YB
Concern is in relation to water supply, a protocol is being drafted for inclusion in tender documents to protect this. On completeion a further letter will be drafted and agreement sought 07/10/03
03/12/03
2
70 Andrew Peter Caunt Sunnyside
Heriot
Midlothian
EH38 5YE
Meeting held in January 2004 to discuss provision of a further footbridge across the railway. Further information confirming crossing point provision issued 28/02/05. Response awaited from the Objector. 0/07/02 (Heriot Village Hall, no record that Mr Caunt was present.
31/03/03 (Heriot Community Council, no record that Mr Caunt was present).
Meeting to discuss objection held 09/01/04
1
71 Gordon Richardson & Fjordhus Ltd c/o Alistair MacDonald
The Strone
Longnewton
st Boswells
TD6 9ES
Letter being drafted to agent setting out position re land exchange 15/12/03
With agent only August 2004
1
72 Messrs S & I Thomson
Auto Salvage
c/o Alistair MacDonald
The Strone
Longnewton
st Boswells
TD6 9ES
Letter being drafted to agent setting out position re land exchange 15/12/03
With agent only August 2004
2
73 Beechbank Place Proprietors Association Miss J Haldane
3 Beechbank Place
Galashiels
TD1 2BH
Letter being drafted 21/01/2004 2
74 Rev. J. Creanor
Parish Priest
Our Lady and Saint Andrew Church
Galashiels
Scottish Borders
A letter is with the solicitors for the RC Church with proposals for a settlement. 28/10/03
10/12/03
14/01/04
May 04
 
75 Andrew Brown Plumtreehall
Plumtree Brae
Galashiels
Mr Brown confirmed 28-10-04 that 'we [promoter] have addressed all issues regarding the railway …'will not withdraw objection but grateful for all info and help July 2003
14/01/04
2
76 Tony Grant
SUSTRANS
162 Fountainbridge
Edinburgh
EH3 9RX
Meetings have been held with this objector in both Midlothian and Borders. Issues arising from the meetings are being actioned. 07/01/04 1
77 K & I Limited
Hardengreen Coachworks
c/o David Wilson
Bonar Mackenzie
9- 11 Hill Street
Edinburgh
EH2 3JT
Awaiting a response from the Objector No meeting prior to objection submission
Individual meeting 09/12/03
1
78 Dr D Wylie & Dr J Wylie (at No 5)
& Mr & Mrs D Combe (at No 6)
5 & 6 Westfield Bank
Eskbank
Dalkeith
Midlothian
EH22 3DN
Response re voluntary purchase to be issued. Meetings held in June 2002 and 07/01/04 2
79 Mr & Mrs Martin
Hardengreen, Dalkeith
Kilduff House
Athelstaneford
North Berwick
EH39 5BD
Awaiting a response from the Objector 08/02/2004 1
80 Mr & Mrs Lamb Glenarch House
Melville Road
Eskbank
Dalkeith
Midlothian
EH22 3NJ
Awaiting a response from the Objector 09/11/03
January 2004
2
81 Mr S Lyon & Miss L Jackson 14 Newtongrange Place
Newtongrange
Dalkeith
Midlothian
EH22 4PA
Awaiting a response from the Objector No meeting prior to objection submission.
01/02/2004
1
82 Mr L.Graham
Grange Estates (Newbattle) Ltd
c/o Bell & Scott Solicitors
16 Hill Street
Edinburgh
EH2 3LD
Meeting held, further letter to be sent. Meeting held February 2004 1
83 Mr L.Graham
Grange Estates (Newbattle) Ltd
c/o Bell & Scott Solicitors
16 Hill Street
Edinburgh
EH2 3LD
Letter sent to objector on 02/04/04 deferring further discussion until after Royal Assent - further letter to be sent Meeting held February 2004  
84 Trustees of Newbattle Trust c/o Mr T.Connell
Princes Exchange
1 Earl Grey St
Edinburgh
EH3 9EE
In discussion with us to reach an agreement Meeting held February 2004  
85 Mr & Mrs McCloskey, Residents of New Star Bank 17 New Star Bank
Newtongrange
EH22 4NT
Meeting held, further letter to be sent    
86 Mr Forrester & Mr Fogg 8-20 New Star Bank
& 24 Redwood Walk
Newtongrange
Midlothian
Meeting held, further letter to be sent    
87 CPL Distribution
Monktonhall Colliery
Nick Wraith
CPL Distribution
Mill Lane
Wingerworth
Chesterfield
S42 6NG
Letter to objector on 24/03/04 noted that their access would be maintained. Further letter to be sent. No meeting requested despite offers  
88 Youngace Ltd
Monktonhall Colliery
Joyce Bain
Youngace
Madeleine Smith House
6/7 Blythswood Square
Glasgow
G2 4AD
WITHDRAWN 10/09/02
08/10/02
18/03/03 (cancelled)
05/12/03
3
89 Dr & Mrs Alexander Lothian Cottage
Lothianbridge
Dalkeith
EH22 4TS
Awaiting a response from the Objector Telephone conversation July 2002;
Meeting 08/12/04
1
90 Millers Oils Ltd
Craigesk
c/o Steuart Howie
Russel & Aitken
There has been an exchange of letters with the Objectors solicitors. Discussions are ongoing. 17/12/2003 1
91 Mr & Mrs Douglas 2 Standpretty
Gorebridge
Midlothian
EH23 4QG
Meeting held to discuss concerns an Agreement is being worked on 16/01/2004 1
92 Tony Stovin
Station Garage
c/o R Farrell
Warners Solicitors
22st Patrick Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9EY
Awaiting a response from the Objector 12/12/2003 1
93 David & Lynn Swift
60 Main Street, Gorebridge
c/o Ian Kennedy WS
3 Great King Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6QW
Meeting held with objector. Issue resolved in principle. Further letter being issued week ending 6/11 with a view to closing out the objection. 12/12/2003
February 2004
2
94 Scottish Mining Museum Trust
Lady Victoria Colliery
c/o Ketchen & Stevens WS
55/56 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 3PA
The Promoter has written to the Museum Trust's solicitors following discussions. It is anticipated that this will allow the Trust to withdraw their objection. 09/01/2004 1
95 Bridie Thompson c/o Domus Ltd
24 Winton Terrace
Fairmilehead
Edinburgh
EH10 7AP
A Planning Brief has now been prepared for the proposed development. This will be considered buy Midlothian Council's Planning Committee on the 17th February. 09/02/04 (Meeting with Agent) 1
96 Kenneth Scollan Ditto 95 above A Planning Brief has now been prepared for the proposed development. This will be considered buy Midlothian Council's Planning Committee on the 17th February. 09/02/04 (Meeting with Agent)  
97 Mr R.U.G. Silvagni & Mrs M. McNee Silvagni Ditto 95 above A Planning Brief has now been prepared for the proposed development. This will be considered buy Midlothian Council's Planning Committee on the 17th February. 09/02/04 (Meeting with Agent)  
98 Mr Andrew & Mrs Dawn Smith c/o Archibald, Campbell & Harley WS
37 Queen St
Edinburgh
EH2 1JX
Meeting held on 28/01/04 with objector, promoters agreed to draft written confirmation of planning policy to objector. This relates to residential development proposals. September 2002,
30/07/02 (Heriot Village Hall, no record that Mr and Mrs Smith were present,
31/03/03 (Heriot Community Council, no record that Mr and Mrs Smith were present).
08/01/04
2
99 Mr & Mrs Kew (Falahill) 5a Falahill Cottages
Falahill
EH38 5YG
Property sold 12 Nov 2004. Therfore assumed to be WITHDRAWN.    
100 Heriot Community Council Felix Otton
Secretary
c/o Choicelea
Heriot
Midlothian
EH38 5YE
Meeting held to discuss access to A7, no info requirements outstanding, letter to be drafted 28/10/03
10/12/03
15/01/04
May 2004
4
101 Mr & Mrs Scott Allanshaugh Farm
Fountainhall
TD1 2SZ
Objection period expired 15.11.04 14/01/2004 1
102 GH Stirling & Sons Bow Farm
Stow
Galashiels
TD1 2SW
WITHDRAWN    
103 R Wilson 80 Earlston Road
Stow
TD1 2QT
Letter of 02/04/04 proposes a solution and an undertaking,letter to be drafted 09/12/2003 1
104 DSG Retail Ltd c/o Mr R.H.G.Mitchell,
Solicitor for the Objector,
Archibald Campbell & Harvey
Solicitors,
37 Queen Street,
Edinburgh,
EH2 1JX
The issues relating to the retail park have been defined and the promoters lawyers are preparing a written response. A letter was issued 17/12/04 and subsequent discussions have taken place. Resultant actions are being progressed. June 2002 (TTMS) 1
105 Gala Fish Farming Ltd/Torwoodlee & Buckholm Estates Co Ltd Torwoodlee
Galashiels
TD1 1TZ
Letter to be issued 10/09/02
08/10/02
23/01/03
08/02/2004
4
106 Mr James Pringle Torwoodlee
Galashiels
TD1 1TZ
Letter to be issued 10/09/02
08/10/02
23/01/03
08/02/2004
 
107 Liberty Galashiels Ltd c/o Neil Amner
Biggart Baillie Solicitors
Dalmore House
310st Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5QR
WITHDRAWN 08/10/2002 1
108 Eildon Housing Association Ltd No.s 8, 9, 12, 14, 16 Wheatlands Road
Galashiels
Meeting held. Eildon to provide residents with some options. Further correspondence has been issued to Eildon Housing and in particular one of the residents (Mrs Moffat) with a view to providing a solution to to her concerns regarding re-housing. 23/01/2003
10/11/04
2
109 Ostle Tyres
Currie Road Ind Estate
c/o Collie & Co.
70 High Street
Galashiels
TD1 1SQ
Meeting held on 29/10/03 with objector to discuss land take. Alternative land was identified. Further meeting held with the Objectors Agent. Discussions ongoing with a view to resolve. 29/10/2003
08/02/2004
2
110 Glenfield Residents Association Mr A Hegarty
Chair
45 Glenfield Road East
Galashiels
TD1 2UE
  19/08/2002
06/09/2002
10/12/2002
16/06/2003
24/06/2003
25/08/2003
09/12/2003.
7
111 Borders NHS Board
Galashiels Health Centre
John Glennie
Chief Executive
Borders General Hospital
Melrose
Roxburghshire
TD6 9BS
WITHDRAWN    
112 Royal Mail Group Plc & Post Office Ltd c/o McGrigor Donald
Princes Exchange
1 Earl Grey Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9AQ
Awaiting a response from the Objector Meeting with solicitor 05/02/2004 1
113 BRB (Residury) Ltd c/o Neil Amner
Biggart Baillie Solicitors
Dalmore House
310st Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5QR
Draft undertaking being prepared by the Promoter. No meeting requested from T&T  
114 Scottish Power Stuart Kennedy
Senior Estates Officer
Avondale House
Phoenix Crescent
Strathclyde Business Park
Bellshill
ML4 3NJ
Awaiting a response from the Objector's solicitor 04/03/2004 1
115 Geoff Cook, Network Rail Network Rail Scotland
Commercial Dept
7th floor, Buchanan House
58 Port Dundas Road
Glasgow
G4 0LQ
Network Rail to provide comments on draft Heads of Terms 09/02/04 1
116 Transco Plc c/o Nicholas Brown
Bircham Dyson Bell
2-3st Colme Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6AA
A draft Agreement prepared by the Promoters solicitor was issued to the Objector 14/02/05. Revised draft agreement issued to the Objectors solicitor 23rd Feb 05. No meeting requested from T&T  
117 Mr R.Hamblett,
Secretary of the Fabric & Planning Committee,
On behalf of the Trustees of the Archdiocese ofst Andrews and Edinburgh,
Archdiocese ofst Andrews & Edinburgh,
Diocesan Offices,
113 Whitehouse Loan,
Edinburgh,
EH9 1BB
A letter is with the solicitors for the Church with proposals for a settlement. 28/10/03
10/12/03
14/01/04
16/01/2004
May 04
5
118 Mr E.M. Thornborrow
Railway Paths Ltd
35 King Street
Bristol
BS1 4DZ
Meetings have been held with this objector in both Midlothian and Borders. Issues arising from the meetings are being actioned. 12/12/2003 1
119 CJA Samuel and JM Llewellin. Braeside, Fountainhall, Galashiels, TD1 2SY. Objection period expired 15.11.04. The Promoters representative met Mr Samuel during the week ending Sat 5/3/5. Further information to be provided to Mr Samuel regarding landtake requirements. 09/03/2004 1
120 D Flynn 9 Strawberry Bank, Eskbank, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 3AZ Objection period expired 15.11.04 23/08/2004 1
121 Morag and Atholl Sherriffs 29 Hardengreen Lane, Eskbank, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 3NA Refer to objection 30-56 As per Hardengreen  
122 Tesco Stores Ltd c/o Semple Fraser, 130st Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5HF. Prime objection relates to access to Tescos. Original objection of 03/12/03 proposes a solution and an undertaking. D Muir held site meeting with objector. Subsequent letter issued to objector 7/9/04 advising that the objector would be advised of progress re discussions with Network Rail. A further letter was issued to this objector on the 12th January to which the Promoter now awaits a response.    
123 Nicholas Watson Not available The Committee decided at its meeting on 12 May 2004 that, in its opinion, the objectors interest are not clearly adversely affected.    
124 Linda Page Sheriff House
Dalkeith
EH22 1RU
A letter has been issued to the Objector offering a meeting. No Meeting requested - Met with Mr Capaldi in November 2002. 1
125 J & G Lawrence 2 Dalhousie Mains Cottages
Dalkeith
Middlothian
EH22 3LZ
A letter has been issued to the Objector offering a meeting. No meeting requested  
126 David Fowler 198 Magdala Terrace
Galashiels
TD1 2HY
A letter has been issued to the Objector offering a meeting. No meeting requested  
127 Residents of High Buckholmside, Galashiels 5 High Buckholmside
Galashiels
Selkirkshire
TD1 2HP
A letter has been issued to the Objectors offering a meeting. No meeting requested  
128 George C Baillie 4 Still Haugh
Fountainhall
Galashiels
TD1 2SL
ERM to undertake detailed noise study in response to 7/1/5 letter. Letter issued to Parliament 21/2/5. The Promoters representative met the Objector on the 03/03/05 and has agreed to issue further information. 03/03/2004 1
129 Youngace Ltd TBC Objection lodged in respect of the whole Bill and specified provisions. The Committee decided at its meeting on 14 December 2004 that, in respect of the whole Bill element of the objection, the objectors' interests are, in the opinion of the Committee, not clearly adversely affected. No meeting requested  
130 Ms Rosie Wild Braehead House
st Boswells
Roxburghshire
TD6 0AZ
Objection lodged in respect of the whole Bill and specified provisions. The Committee decided at its meeting on 14 December 2004 that, in respect of the whole Bill element of the objection, the objectors' interests are, in the opinion of the Committee, not clearly adversely affected. No meeting requested  
131 Peregrine Edinburgh Ltd TBC Objection lodged in respect of the whole Bill and specified provisions. The Committee decided at its meeting on 14 December 2004 that, in respect of the whole Bill element of the objection, the objectors' interests are, in the opinion of the Committee, not clearly adversely affected. No Meeting requested  
132 Scottish Natural Heritage TBC      
        Approximate Number of Meetings 130

Appendix 5: location, dates and times of waverley railway project roadshows

Monday 1 July 2002 Galashiels Library 9.30am – 5pm Edinburgh City Development Department Offices 9.00am – 5.00pm Scottish Borders City of Edinburgh
Tuesday 2 July 2002 Galashiels Library 9.30am – 5pm Edinburgh City Development Department Offices 9.00am – 5.00pm Scottish Borders City of Edinburgh
Wednesday 3 July 2002 Galashiels Library 9.30am – 5pm Edinburgh City Development Department Offices 9.00am – 5.00pm Scottish Borders City of Edinburgh
Thursday 4 July 2002 Hawick Library 1pm – 7pm Edinburgh City Development Department Offices 9.00am – 5.00pm Scottish Borders City of Edinburgh
Friday 5 July 2002 Hawick Library 9.30am – 3pm Edinburgh City Development Department Offices 9.00am – 5.00pm Scottish Borders City of Edinburgh
Monday 8 July 2002 Dalkeith Library 2 – 8pm Edinburgh City Development Department Offices 9.00am – 5.00pm Corn Exchange Melrose 9am – 4pm Midlothian City of Edinburgh Scottish Borders
Tuesday 9 July 2002 Dalkeith Library 12pm – 5pm Edinburgh City Development Department Offices 9.00am – 5.00pm Stow Town Hall Stow 7pm – 9pm Midlothian City of Edinburgh Scottish Borders
Wednesday 10 July 2002 The Robson Gallery Selkirk 10am – 5pm Edinburgh City Development Department Offices 9.00am – 5.00pm Scottish Borders City of Edinburgh
Thursday 11 July 2002 Danderhall Library 9.30am – 5pm Edinburgh City Development Department Offices 9.00am – 5.00pm Scottish Borders City of Edinburgh
Friday 12 July 2002 Edinburgh City Development Department Offices 9.00am – 5.00pm City of Edinburgh
Monday 15 July 2002 Penicuik Library 10.00am – 8.00pm Midlothian
Tuesday 16 July 2002 Loanhead Library 10am – 8.00pm Midlothian
Thursday 18 July 2002 Mayfield Library 10am – 6pm Newscastleton Village Hall 7pm – 9pm Midlothian Scottish Borders
Friday 19 July 2002 Kelso Library 10am – 5pm Scottish Borders
Monday 22 July 2002 Newtongrange Library 10am – 8.00pm Midlothian
Tuesday 23 July 2002 Bonnyrigg Library 10am – 8.00pm Midlothian
Wednesday 24 July 2002 Tesco – Harden Green Esbank 11am – 6pm Midlothian
Thursday 25 July 2002 Gorebridge Library 10.00am – 8.00pm Midlothian

Appendix 6: Advertisements and dates of roadshows

Publication and date Circulation Brief Description
Border Telegraph 25.06.02 5000 Roadshow advertisement
Border Telegraph 25.06.02 5000 Railway takes to the road
Peebleshire News - 28.06.02 6500 Railway takes to the road
Peebleshire News - 28.06.02 6500 Roadshow advertisement
Selkirk Weekend Advertiser 28.06.02 3500 Roadshow advertisement
Hawick News 28.06.02 5780 Region to host rail link talks
Midlothian Advertiser 27.06.02 13800 Waverley Line plans to go on display
Hawick News 28.06.02 5780 Roadshow advertisement
Start of Roadshows    
The Scotsman 01.07.02 77488 Roadshow advertisement
Herald and Post 04.07.02 52272 Roadshow advertisement
Midlothian Advertiser 04.07.02 13800 Roadshow advertisement
Southern Reporter 04.07.02 17437 Roadshow advertisement
Peebleshire News 05.07.02 6500 Roadshow advertisement
Border Telegraph 02.07.02 5000 Roadshow advertisement
Selkirk Weekend Advertiser 05.07.02 3500 Roadshow advertisement
Hawick News 05.07.02 5780 Roadshow advertisement
Lothian Times 06.07.02 26274 Your Chance to Have your say on the Waverley
Border Telegraph 09.07.02 5000 Roadshow advertisement
Border Telegraph 09.07.02 5000 Railway consultation gains speed
Edinburgh Evening News 09.07.02 70205 Roadshow advertisement
Border Telegraph 09.07.02 5000 Busy start to roadshow
Midlothian Advertiser 11.07.02 13800 Roadshow advertisement
The Southern Reporter 11.07.02 17437 Roadshow advertisement
The Southern Reporter 11.07.02 17437 The Waverley machine steams into Melrose
Selkirk Weekend Advertiser 12.07.02 3500 Waverley line roadshow hits Selkirk
Hawick News 12.07.02 5780 Rail roadshow keeps public on right track
Selkirk Weekend Advertiser 12.07.02 3500 Roadshow advertisement
Edinburgh Evening News 15.07.02 70205 Roadshow advertisement
Edinburgh Evening News 16.07.02 70205 A platform for learning on rail link
Midlothian Advertiser 18.07.02 13800 Crowds flock to the Waverley roadshow
Berwick Gazette 19.07.02 17799 Views are sought on rail line
Midlothian Advertiser 18.07.02 13800 Roadshow advertisement
Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser 25.07.02 2200 Consultants bring rail link roadshow
The Scotsman 30.07.02 77488 Borders rail link consultations received overwhelming yes vote
Midlothian Advertiser 01.08.02 13800 Exhibition coverage
The Scotsman 30.07.02 77488 Borders trains long overdue
     
TOTAL 763355  

victoria gardens residents’ response to promoter’s memorandum on questions on consultation

3 May 2005

On 17 March the promoter produced its “Answers on behalf of the Promoter in respect of the Committee’s Request of 11 March for Additional Written Evidence on Consultation”. I do not know when this document was placed on the Parliament’s website, but it was not until last weekend that I accidentally came across it. Looking for references to the "Residents of Victoria Gardens" objectors, I notice a worrying number of inaccuracies and overly optimistic representations of facts. Without being able to judge the correctness of the presented information in relation to other groups, this does not give a lot of trust in the overall accuracy of the document.

Please bring the following comments on this document to the attention of the Committee for the Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill.

1. In paragraph 12 the “ Victoria Gardens residents group” is mentioned as one of the groups closely involved in the consultation exercise. This is an incorrect representation of the facts. We have been chasing the Waverley Railway Project for information and for a reply to our comments on the noise and vibration section of the Environmental Statement since 2002, largely without success. Maybe this is the promoter’s definition of close involvement; it is not ours.

2. Appendix 2 mentions agreement to erect a noise barrier adjacent to Victoria Gardens. In fact, the proposed barrier only extends along half of the affected houses. We are still waiting to hear the motivation for this, as well as for information about the residual noise levels. Until this information becomes available we cannot express an agreement or disagreement with the proposed barrier.

3. Appendix 3 mentions a meeting with myself on 28 August 2004. Such a meeting has never taken place. Peculiarly enough, the meeting between the Waverley Railway Project and a number of residents of Victoria Gardens that did take place on 4 June 2003, is not mentioned at all. Perhaps WRP prefer to forget about this meeting, as they never followed up on its actions.

4. In appendix 4 a meeting on 24 January is mentioned (meeting 57), together with actions following from the meeting. In this meeting the promoter proposed to erect a noise barrier at Victoria Gardens, but was unable to give details. They promised to provide further information by the end of February, together with additional information about vibration. Although a memo from ERM’s noise and vibration consultant was received on 8 March, it contained little more information than had already been provided earlier. The current situation is that we are still waiting for information about residual noise levels and the motivation behind the proposed dimensions of the barrier. It also has not yet been confirmed that a noise barrier at this location does not conflict with railway safety requirements.

My apologies for the late date of these comments. As mentioned before, I did not see the promoter’s document until last weekend.

still haugh residents’ response to promoter’s memorandum on questions on consultation

I refer to the promoter's Memorandum in respect of the Committee's Request of 11 March for Additional Written Evidence on Consultation -

In Appendix 3; Public Consultation Meetings (Page 19) they state that on 21 Oct 2004 there was a Still Haugh meeting - NO  public consulation meeting or any other meeting has ever taken place with the residents of Still Haugh.

In Appendix 4; Other meetings....... (Page 43) no. 128 - As mentioned in our previous replies the Noise Study undertaken by ERM was not satisfactory as the noise receptors used were place in totally the wrong locations, one not even on site but half a mile away, (still awaiting a response to this), Promoters representative (Andrew Rosher) did meet with us and some other residents on 3rd March 2005 and as stated in our previous reply we were no further informed than before we had the meeting, his flippant remarks were as stated in our response of 15 April 2005,  he did as stated on page 43 agree to issue further information to us but to date we have heard from or spoken to, no-one.

Please could you pass this on to the committee.

promoter’s memorandum on notification: comparison with channel tunnel rail link bill

5 March 2005

NOTICES: COMPARISON WITH CHANNEL TUNNEL RAIL LINK BILL (“CTRL”)

The Channel Tunnel Rail Link Bill (“CTRL”) is the only recent comparator with the Waverley project (“ Waverley”). CTRL comprised a new railway approximately twice the length of Waverley. Like Waverley, CTRL goes through both rural and urban areas.

CTRL gave rise to 6,953 notices to landowners served on 17 th, 18 th, 19th and 21st November 1994. On 6th December 1994 compliance with Standing Orders was formally proved to the Parliamentary authorities at Westminster. Detailed figures concerning returned, etc notice accordingly relate to the 14 day period between 21st November and 6th December. There were undoubtedly further returned notices after 6th December, but because of the way the Westminster rules work those figures have not been published.

The nearest equivalent figures for Waverley cover a much longer period, from the date of service of notice on 11th September 2003 to the expiry of the 60 day objection period. On 11th September 2003 4,537 notices were served on behalf of the Promoter.

The following breakdown table is of the figures for returned or similar notices relating to each Bill.

John Kennedy & Co

5th March 2005

TABLE

 

No. of notices 1 Return period 2 Returned undelivered and re-served 3 Not called for 4 Interests gone 5 Gone away: untraceable 6 Incorrect address 7 Total notices issued within return period
    Date Days No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
CTRL 6,953 21.11.94- 6.12.94 14 782 11.25 519 7.47 40 0.57 23 0.33 200 2.87 1,564 22.49
        Returned and re-served 8 Returned no re-service 9                
Waverley 4,537 11.9.03- 6.11.03 60 104 2.26 5 0.11             109 2.37
2. Late notices 10                              
CTRL 130 11 21.11.94- 6.12.94 14                        
Waverley 36 11 11.9.03- 6.11.03 60                        
Waverley 217 12 15.9.04- 9.11.04 (55)                        

1. Served on Bill deposit (CTRL)/introduction (Waverley).
2. See para 4 (CTRL), para 3 (Waverley). Periods regarding late notices are actual dates.
3. Returned by the Post Office marked as undelivered. Further addresses had to be ascertained for re-service.
4. Returned marked ‘not called for’ because the Post Office had been unable to deliver or, after leaving an advice note at the premises, the notice had not been collected from the Post Office.
5. Enquiries revealed that the interests in the property had ceased to exist since the date of the reference.
6. Notices could not be served because the recipients had gone away and their whereabouts were unknown or information requested from others was withheld.
7. Returns attributable to incorrect or incomplete addresses.
8. Notices returned during objection period. Re-served.
9. Notices returned during objection period. Re-service unnecessary.
10. Figures are number of notice recipients. CTRL notices were prepared on the basis of one per landowner, with a single notice covering several plots. Waverley notices were one per plot with owners of several plots getting more than one notice. What is comparable in the context of late notices is therefore numbers of recipient landowners rather than the numbers of notices.
11. Numbers of landowners.
12. Number of landowners. This figure includes all the 251 notices served in September 2004. (Total number of notices 260 served on 217 landowners.)

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