Views sought on council’s 10-year plan

A THREE-month public consultation on the main issues report in the Borders development plans ends on June 25.

The report sets out how the local authority plans to handle issues such as housing, the economy, retailing and green spaces over the next decade.

It also contains views on the provision of new housing sites and how the forthcoming rail link with Edinburgh can be best maximised.

Councillor Ron Smith, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for planning and the environment, said: “I would encourage the community to get involved in this part of the planning process because the plans we make now will be used in the future to determine planning applications and to bring forward new land for development. Clearly, the more responses we receive the easier it will be to provide a plan better suited to the needs of the people of the Borders.”

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