The developer of a proposed sixstage, £135m TV and film production facility in Scotland has asked the Scottish government to call in its planning application after claiming that the local Midlothian council has taken too long to consider its proposals.

A spokesperson for the development, known as Project Pentland, said the planning application was submitted on 2 May and the statutory 16-week period during which the Council is required to determine the application passed on 5 September.

The proposed development of the 86 acre site includes two stages of 30,000 sq ft.

PSL Land had hoped the facility would be open for business by early 2017.