PLANS have been unveiled to convert eight bedsit flats into four houses in a Borders village.

Scottish Borders Housing Association submitted the proposals at Newtown St Boswells’ Whitefield Crescent with the council’s planning officers.

The firm said it formed part of its “ongoing” improvement of its housing stock.

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“As part of Scottish Borders Housing Association’s ongoing activity of improving housing stock, we are proposing a planning application to refurbish this existing block of bedsit flats and convert them into four two-bedroomed homes to suit the context of the street,” a report submitted with the application stated.

“The refurbished dwellings shall meet the recently updated building regulations.”