PLANS to demolish a Borders café described as “a bit of an eyesore” have been submitted to the council.

Fletcher’s, on Selkirk’s Hillside Terrace, permanently closed following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

And now a proposal has been filed to flatten the former café in favour of redeveloping the site for two private housing plots.

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A report submitted to Scottish Borders Council by RM Architecture Ltd states: “The applicant, who operates and owns the adjoining garage premises, purchased the property from the previous owner in 2019 with a view to leasing the premises and for the café to remain in operation.

“However, the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020 brought about the prolonged and permanent closure of the premises.”

It adds: “Over the years it has become clear that the premises is not fit for purpose and has deteriorated to the point where it has become a bit of an eyesore at an important visual gateway into the town.”