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Peebles sports pitch plan taken forward

Victoria Park Image copyright Jim Barton
Image caption A planning application for the park site will be submitted by the end of the month

A planning application for a sports pitch in a Borders park will be submitted by the end of the month despite considerable opposition.

A petition gathered hundreds of signatures against the scheme in Victoria Park in Peebles.

Councillors for the area have met with officials and decided not to reopen consideration of alternative sites.

Opponents say the pitch is needed but the park is not the right location with the loss of "public green space".

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