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Cabins plan at former PoW camp
Planning application
A fresh application has been made to Scottish Borders Council
A fresh bid is being made to build 50 log cabins on the site of a former prisoner of war camp in the Borders.

A previous attempt to get planning permission failed in 2005, due in part to concerns over flood risks at the Stobs site near Hawick.

However, developers have come back with a redesigned plan which includes putting the cabins on stilts.

The 20 hectare site was used as a prisoner of war camp throughout the First World War.

Flood danger

Thousands of German prisoners were kept on the Stobs camp between 1914 and 1918.

The camp was also used during the Second World War, but for smaller numbers.

Now an outline application has been submitted by developer David Sands to turn the area into a tourist site.

The new plans have attempted to position the cabins out of flood danger.

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