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Rail houses payment area extended
Scottish Borders Council is set to increase the area where housing developers have to make a financial contribution towards a new rail link.

Initially only developments in the central Borders were included, near stations at Galashiels and Tweedbank.

Plans for a station at Stow mean funds could come from the North Ettrick and Lauderdale area too - including Heriot, Fountainhall, Stow, Oxton and Lauder.

About 1,600 for every house built will fund the return of the Waverley line.




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