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Hydro centre plans for old Caddonfoot Primary school site

Caddonfoot Primary Image copyright Iain Lees
Image caption Pupils moved out of the building three years ago

Plans have been lodged to create a hydro energy research centre at a former school building in the Borders.

Silver Hydro has submitted the proposals for the old Caddonfoot Primary at Clovenfords.

Pupils moved out of the school nearly three years ago and into a brand new building.

It is now hoped the old property could be turned into what developers describe as a "sustainable water-based energy research facility".

The proposal would see water engines and their electronic components assembled and tested in what was the assembly/dining area.

Developers said the site of the building - next to the Caddon Water which flows into the River Tweed - would be ideal for their project.

Silver Hydro said it had made a successful bid to purchase the building, subject to planning approval.

It added that externally-visible alterations would be minimal.

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