South Scotland

Jedburgh supermarket proposal rejected

Scottish Borders Council has voted to reject supermarket plans on the outskirts of Jedburgh.

Development company Sheppy Industries wanted to build a store on land formerly occupied by Oregon Timber Frame Ltd on the town's Edinburgh Road.

The scheme had attracted both support and opposition in Jedburgh.

A report to councillors said the store would have an adverse impact on the town centre and councillors voted eight to four to reject the plan.

Local traders had also voiced similar concerns about the impact on their businesses.

However, many Jedburgh residents were keen to see increased competition and the local community council had also backed the application.

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