Key Correspondence (Planning)


Peebles Civic Society aims to encourage high standards of architecture and town planning and to promote public participation in local planning decisions. In the course of its business, Peebles Civic Society Committee will consider current planning issues affecting the town of Peebles and surrounding area. If necessary, the Committee will enter into correspondence with Officers of the Scottish Borders Council and other agencies in order to represent the interests of the Society’s members and the people of Peebles. The following are some items of key correspondence.PCS

PCS Response the the Proposed Local Development Plan (LDP 2) - January 2021

Towards the end of 2020, Scottish Borders Council published an updated Proposed Local Development Plan which was available for comment between the 2nd of November 2020 and the 25th of January 2021. This document set out a framework designed to inform future land use and planning policy decision-making in the Scottish Borders for the next ten years.

Following careful consideration of the local issues outlined in the report, the Peebles Civic Society submitted a response on behalf of its members on the 24th of January 2021. You can download a full copy of that response here.

Objections to matters raised in the 2018 Main Issues Report - December 2018

The Society has raised a number of objections to matters raised in the recently published Main Issues Report relating to future development in the Scottish Borders. Full details of our objections can be seen here.

Concern about the high proportion of "windfall" sites in Peebles - January 2015

With the recent granting of planning consent for the housing development at the Peebles Hydro Hotel of 30 units and the current planning application to convert Kingsmeadows House holiday accommodation to 12 permanent flats, the Peebles Civic Society is becoming concerned about the high proportion of windfall sites over and above the planned expansion of the town stated in the Proposed Local Plan. Click here if you would like to read Gerard Bakker's full letter written to Mr Brian Frater, Service Director of Regulatory Services at Scottish Borders Council.