South Scotland

Lauder health centre plans approved

A planning application to build a new health centre in a Scottish Borders town has been approved by councillors.

Controversy over the Crofts Road site in Lauder had delayed the project but a local referendum backed the NHS Borders proposals.

However, almost 90 objections had been submitted to the scheme - on grounds including traffic, noise, visual impact and the use of common good land.

Councillors have now approved the plans with a number of conditions.

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