Hopefield, Bonnyrigg

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Hopefield
Burnbrae Road, Hopefield (geograph 1489714).jpg
Burnbrae Road, Hopefield
Hopefield is located in Midlothian
Hopefield
Hopefield
Location within Midlothian
OS grid referenceNT306647
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBONNYRIGG
Postcode districtEH19 3
Dialling code0131
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°52′16″N 3°06′29″W / 55.871°N 3.108°W / 55.871; -3.108Coordinates: 55°52′16″N 3°06′29″W / 55.871°N 3.108°W / 55.871; -3.108

Hopefield is an area in the south south of Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, occupied by a mid-20th century residential neighbourhood[1] and by an early-21st century, ongoing housing development,[2][3] built on land dating back to 17th century Polton South Mains Farm.[4]

The area also contains a new school, Burnbrae Primary[5] which was opened in 2012[6] but required an additional 'split campus' solution by 2017 to accommodate the many families with young children moving to the area,[7] with nursery and Primary 1 classes to be built alongside the already-planned replacement facility[8] for the local Catholic primary school, St Mary's, to be completed in 2020.[9] However, this still would not meet the demand for places, and the main Burnbrae school also had to be extended in 2019.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hopefield, Gazetteer for Scotland
  2. ^ Midlothian Local Development Plan 2017 Midlothian Council
  3. ^ Hopefield residents’ woes worsen, Midlothian Advertiser, 8 June 2017
  4. ^ "Site record for Bonnyrigg, Hopefield". RCAHMS. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  5. ^ Home, Burnbrae Primary School
  6. ^ Burnbrae, Gazetteer for Scotland
  7. ^ Consultations - Burnbrae early learning to potentially move to Hopefield, Midlothian Council, 7 August 2017
  8. ^ Move to new campus beckons for Bonnyrigg primary, Midlothian Advertiser, 26 September 2017
  9. ^ Contractor appointed for new Midlothian joint campus, Scottish Construction Now, 19 December 2018
  10. ^ Burnbrae Primary School extension approved, Midlothian Advertiser, 22 April 2019

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