South Scotland

Caravan Club seeks to block Jedburgh supermarket bid

The Camping and Caravan Club of Great Britain has lodged an objection to plans for a new edge-of-town supermarket in Jedburgh.

A planning application for a new store on the former site of the Oregon Homes factory was submitted last year.

The bid has divided the town, with as many letters of support as objections being tabled.

The Caravan Club said the store would have an adverse impact on the nearby Jedburgh Camping and Caravan Park.

The club has recruited planning consultancy, Colliers International, in a bid to block plans for the new supermarket.

It said noise and light pollution would put campers off, and increased traffic around the entrance to the park would be a hazard.

The town's local traders association is also unhappy with the proposal but the community council has backed the plans.

The application is expected to reach the Scottish Borders Council's planning committee before the end of the year.

In August, a second application for the same site, adjacent to the A68, was made to the local authority.

Coldstream businessman James Brown wants to convert the former factory into a retail outlet.

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