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Newtown St Boswells garden centre growth promises jobs

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Image caption Plans to expand the garden centre with new retail units promise to create about 40 jobs

Plans for a £2.5m expansion at a garden centre in a Borders village promise to create about 40 jobs.

Milestone Garden and Leisure in Newtown St Boswells wants to build nine new retail units and a gymnasium.

They also hope to increase the car parking capacity.

In a separate Scottish Borders Council application, Milestone has also submitted plans for 40 houses to be built on a neighbouring site - including seven affordable homes.

As well as new roads infrastructure the full application details parking spaces for 88 vehicles.

The designed housing layout is set around a central amenity space.

The planning applications for the business units and the housing will be considered by the council over the winter.

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