South Scotland

Duns supermarket replacement bid rejected

Duns Co-op Image copyright Google
Image caption The store would have replaced the Co-op's supermarket on Newtown Street

Plans for a new supermarket in the Scottish Borders have been rejected due to fears over its impact on a town centre's "vitality and viability".

The Co-op wanted to replace its Newtown Street store with a £4m facility on the outskirts of Duns.

Council planners said it would have an "unacceptable and detrimental impact" on the heart of the town.

The new store would have been built on a site near the new Berwickshire High School.

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