Plans for 59 new homes in Coldstream

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Plans have been revealed for a 59-home development on former industrial land in Coldstream.

A pre-application consultation (Pac) document has been submitted to Scottish Borders Council by Simon Smith, of Morpeth-based SinCera Retail Solutions Ltd, for the redevelopment of the old Rutherford Yard on Duns Road

Deemed a ‘major housing development’ the plan is to redevelop areas currently occupied by James Brown and Sons, which operates as a scrap meal yard, alongside unused land to the north.

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The development would provide properties which are of mixed sizes and will address a “wide number of occupancy demands in the local area”.

The proposed development site in Coldstream.The proposed development site in Coldstream.
The proposed development site in Coldstream.

The homes would range from one-bedroom bungalows to five/six person houses and also include three/four person accommodation in the form of houses and terraced blocks of flats.

A report submitted with the Pac says: “The development when complete will be entirely social housing and no private purchases will form part of the sale of units. A local social housing association has agreed to purchase all 59 units.

“Green spaces have been carefully considered and will be maximised throughout the development with an appropriate level of car parking provided, including designated disabled parking bays.

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“An electric vehicle charging point will also form part of parking within the proposed development. A substantial secure bicycle store is provided for the development along with a discreet bin storage unit too.”

It is now intended that two public consultation events will be held and a presentation made to a Coldstream Community Council meeting ahead of a formal planning application being submitted.