South Scotland

Newtown St Boswells auction mart development takes shape

Auction mart Image copyright Google
Image caption The proposals would see a major overhaul of the site

Plans for a major redevelopment of a Scottish Borders auction mart site have been submitted.

The proposals by the H&H Group in Newtown St Boswells would include a hotel as well as a college or training centre.

Papers have been lodged with Scottish Borders Council outlining the details of the project.

The development would be on land owned by the mart, which is adjacent to the current mart site.

The proposal would mean the mart - staying on its existing location - would have new offices and offer improved and enhanced facilities

The project is considered to be a "major application" due to the size of the site and the proposed development.

It is described as a "mixed use" scheme including retail, housing, leisure, car parking and the demolition of some existing buildings.

A public consultation event on the project is planned for 12 March.

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