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Triple supermarket fight decided

Shopping basket
Three different supermarket plans had been submitted

Councillors in the Borders have decided the fate of three separate bids to build a supermarket in Kelso.

They followed planning officer advice and refused plans for a Tesco store near Spylaw farm in the town.

They also came out against a proposal by Deanway Development for a site at Station Road.

However, plans by Sainsbury's to construct a supermarket at the town's Pinnaclehill have been given the green light by the authority.

The site for the Sainsbury's store has still to be sold on the open market.

It means that rival firms may yet bid for the land in order to secure a supermarket in the town.

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