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Village Community Council response to 900 house Planning Application


The below response has been sent to the SBC regarding the Outline Planning Application recently submitted to build some 900 houses at south(600 Whitefield Farm area)and west(300 either side of Bowden Road).

However we are advised by SBC that the intial PA submission is the first part of a long approval process and that during the process they intend to achieve improvements for village centre and the local community. The local community will be involved in consultation at appropriate time.


To - Planning & Building Standards Scottish Borders Council

Dear Ms Hayward,

Your ref 09/0I OOS/OUT

I write on behalf of Newtown & Eildon Community Council in response to the above noted planning application by Buccleuch Property and,Elphinstone Estates Ltd.

Having considered the outline planning application and the supporting Village Expansion Outline Masterplan, the Community Council objects to the planning application on the grounds that the proposals do nothing at all for the existing village of Newtown St.Boswells.

In reaching this decision to object to the planning application, the Community Council is mindful of the assurances made by the Director of Planning that regeneration of Newtown St.Boswells and meeting the villagers' aspirations, including a new village centre, would only be achieved through village expansion.

I hope that you will take account of our objection and reject this application.

Yours sincerely,

Secretary, Newtown & Eildon Community Council

Village Community Council response to 900 house Planning Application, Scotland