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Peebles primary set for approval
Scottish Borders Council headquarters
Scottish Borders Council is to debate the Peebles school move
Council planners are backing proposals to move a Peebles primary school to a new site at Neidpath Grazings.

Proposals to relocate Kingsland Primary on the common good land have provoked opposition in the town.

A report to Scottish Borders Council's planning committee says a new school could be put on the site without an adverse impact on amenity and traffic.

Nearly 200 letters of objection have been received to the plans which will be discussed by the council on 3 July.

Letters of objection have been received from Peebles Community Council and the local Civic Society.

Marginal case

Some Kingsland parents also oppose the plan saying they want pupils to stay in their current building and have it refurbished.

There have also been concerns expressed over the impact on traffic levels on the nearby A72.

SBC's head of planning Brian Frater accepts the case for approval is "a marginal one" but the plans are still recommended to be given the green light.

If the move goes ahead the old Kingsland site would be refurbished for pupils from Halyrude Primary in the town.


SEE ALSO
Parents' primary opinions sought
02 May 06 |  South of Scotland
New school scheme makes progress
27 Apr 06 |  South of Scotland
Approval sought for new primary
21 Apr 06 |  South of Scotland
School move proposals scrutinised
08 Feb 06 |  Scotland

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