South Scotland

Hawick's Wilton Mills demolition proposal agreed

Moves by a property owner to lift a condition on the demolition of a prominent Hawick building have been agreed by councillors.

It will allow work to start at Wilton Mills on the town's Commercial Road.

Gavin Stevenson successfully argued a condition requiring redevelopment within six months of demolition was unrealistic in the economic climate.

However, councillors have said that some of the original stone should be retained for any future development.

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