South Scotland

Lauder play area health centre bid approved

Lauder play area
Image caption The health centre would be built on land which is currently used as a play area

A bid for a new Borders health centre on land currently used as a play area has been approved by councillors.

Planning officials had recommended that the Lauder scheme should be given the go-ahead.

The village currently has two health centres but NHS Borders says they are not adequate for the growing community.

More than 150 letters opposed the plans with 15 in favour, but the scheme was approved with a number of conditions attached.

The plans will have to be referred to the Scottish government before finally going ahead.

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