Latest masterplan consultation event comes to Tweedbank

Tweedbank masterplan

Published: Monday, 11th September 2017

Tweedbank residents will get another chance to have their say on the future of the community with the latest masterplan consultation event.

Local people are invited to make their way to Tweedbank Community Centre for the drop-in session anytime between 2pm and 9pm on Wednesday 27 September.

A team of architects will be available to discuss the local needs and opportunities as well as what in the existing townscape should be protected.

What's part of the Masterplan?

  • As part of the Borders Railway Blueprint programme, two masterplans for Galashiels and Tweedbank are in the process of being created.
  • These plans will set out a medium to long term strategy for both communities through the allocation of spaces for commercial, retail, residential and community facilities, as well as roads and utilities.
  • This will allow the Local Development Plan to be updated and encourage investors to understand the opportunities available in both communities.

A first round of consultation events took place in spring this year, with around 200 people attending the Tweedbank session in March.

Councillor Mark Rowley, Executive Member for Business and Economic Development

“The Borders Railway has already provided significant opportunities to the area since it opened exactly two years ago and the Blueprint programme aims to maximise these economic benefits.

“Both the Tweedbank and Galashiels masterplans are potential game-changers for both communities and I would therefore encourage local people to get involved.”

Leaderdale and Melrose Councillors Kevin Drum, Tom Miers and David Parker

“There was a very good response for the first consultation event in Tweedbank, and lots of valuable comments and views were provided to the team of architects and designers.

“This is a chance for residents to see how the masterplan has developed in the six months since and find out more details on the exciting ideas for Tweedbank’s long term future.”

Blueprint

We are part of the Borders Railway Blueprint programme alongside Midlothian Council, City of Edinburgh Council, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Government, VisitScotland, ScotRail and Transport Scotland.

More information on the Blueprint vision is available.