Scottish Borders Council Local Development Plan 2017

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) are beginning the process of preparing their next Local Development Plan. The first stage of the process is to prepare what is known as a Main Issues Report, which will set out the important issues for consideration which will then be fed into the proposed plan for the area.

SBC has been taking forward a number of engagement initiatives throughout the local authority area and the next step is to hold drop-in and workshop sessions that can provide useful input into the content and form the Main Issues Report.

There will be a number of drop-in sessions and workshops being held throughout the council boundary which will be held on:


  • Thursday 21st of September @ Eyemouth Community Centre
  • Tuesday 26th of September @ Kelso Town Hall
  • Wednesday 27th of September @ Tesco Foyer, Galashiels (Drop-in session)
  • Wednesday 27th of September @ Galashiels Transport Interchange (Workshop session)
  • Thursday 28th of September @ Peebles Burgh Hall
  • Tuesday 3rd of October @ Hawick Heritage Hub
  • Thursday 5th of October @ Duns Council Chamber
  • Tuesday 10th of October @ Pop-up shop, 1 Tower Street, Selkirk (Drop-in session)
  • Tuesday 10th of October @ Community Connections, Back Row, Selkirk (Workshop session)
  • Thursday 12th of October @ Council Chamber, Newtown Street, St Boswells (Workshop session 2-4pm)


Unless otherwise stated, the drop in sessions will run from 2-5pm with workshops being held from 6pm. It is expected that each of these sessions will support up to 30 participants and will last about 2 hours therefore, if you wish to attend one of these please email with your name and address.


I would encourage as many people as possible to attend the workshops and drop-in sessions provided as I strongly believe that it’s important that you have an input on how your community is shaped.

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