Scottish Borders Council

Borders social care locality consultation launched

The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership is holding a consultation on health and social care locality plans which have been developed for Berwickshire, Cheviot, Eildon, Teviot & Liddesdale and Tweeddale.

Published 19 July 2017

Scottish Borders Council unveils affordable housing progress

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) exceeded its target of affordable home completions last year, councillors were told this week.

Published 21 June 2017

Hotel and housing plans for Galashiels after land sale agreed

A proposal to create a hotel, restaurants and housing in Galashiels has moved forward after Scottish Borders Council completed the sale of the site.

Published 7 March 2017

Councillors to discuss major Borders affordable housing development proposal

A potential major affordable housing boost for the Borders will be discussed by councillors next week.

Published 1 March 2017

Affordable homes officially opened in Innerleithen

Three one-bedroomed affordable homes filling what was previously a long-standing gap site in Innerleithen High Street were officially opened yesterday.

Published 21 February 2017

Scottish Borders Council sets out budget priorities for next year

Investment in energy efficiency and flood protection works are among the key areas of focus as Scottish Borders Council (SBC) prepares to set its forthcoming budget this week.

Published 6 February 2017

Appeal to homeless service users in Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders Council’s Homeless Service is appealing to any service users who left homeless temporary accommodation prior to August 2016 to contact the service regarding any belongings which may have been placed in storage.

Published 23 January 2017

Scottish Borders proposes three per cent Council Tax increase

Scottish Borders Council’s Administration will propose a three per cent increase in Council Tax in February, following a nine year freeze.

Published 13 December 2016

Borders councillors approve plans to build almost 1,200 affordable homes

Plans to invest £163 million into building almost 1,200 affordable homes in the Scottish Borders have been approved by councillors.

Published 30 November 2016

Council to consider £163m Borders affordable housing plan

Plans have been unveiled to invest £163 million into building affordable homes in the Scottish Borders.

Published 24 November 2016

Funding to help Borders housing associations improve energy efficiency

Scottish Borders Council has been awarded £225,000 from the Scottish Government to help improve the energy efficiency of social housing in the area.

Published 11 November 2016

Affordable home developments officially opened in Denholm

Two affordable home developments in Denholm were officially opened last week bringing a total of 16 new homes to the Scottish Borders.

Published 24 October 2016

Scottish Borders Council to consider programme of extra care housing provision

Members of Scottish Borders Council’s executive committee will be asked to commit to assisting the development of extra care housing across the region at a meeting next week.

Published 16 September 2016

Design commendation for Eildon development

Eildon Housing Association has received a Commendation in the Placemaking Design award from Scottish Borders Council for its development at Old School Place, Lauder.

Published 12 September 2016

Continued improvement in Borders planning application decisions

Scottish Borders Council’s planning service has reported further improvements in respect of decision making on planning applications.

Published 30 August 2016