Planning Application - Purely Scottish

You may wish to comment on a current planning application in the Oldhamstocks Parish 
This can be found on the East Lothian Council Website under planning applications

Application numbers 20/00183/P and 20/00261/CAC

Extension to building and erection of water tanks and Demolition of building

Purely Scottish, Oldhamstocks, Cockburnspath, East Lothian 

Representations to be made by 17 April 2020
You can comment directly on the East Lothian Council Website under planning applications, and/or ask the Community Council to take account of your views in its role as a statutory consulted. Your local Community Councillor is Chris Bruce, email Eastlammermuir.chair@live.co.uk or call 01368 830335  


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