We are disappointed that the Scottish Government has dismissed our current plans, on appeal, for the development of affordable homes at Tweedbridge Court in Peebles. Despite the overall conclusion of the appointed reporter, it is clear from the decision notice that the provision of affordable homes at this location is supported and a number of the concerns expressed about the scheme have been dismissed.
High quality affordable homes are desperately needed across the Borders and we are extremely keen to make sure we deliver them. That’s why, following discussions with Ward Councillors and representatives of the Community Council, we are well advanced in developing fresh proposals for this site which we hope will encourage wider support for the re-development of Tweedbridge Court. We plan to submit these proposals for planning in August and we are confident that this alternative scheme will secure planning consent to allow us to regenerate this long standing derelict site.