LAND in a Borders village which has been undeveloped “throughout history” has been earmarked for a new family-orientated housing development.

A planning bid has been submitted to Scottish Borders Council for 12 homes on a site at Poppleburn Park at Ednam, near Kelso.

The land is currently a grass field bounded by fences and hedgerows, with access to the site to be through Poppleburn Park, an existing cul-de-sac.

A spokesperson for Edinburgh-based architects LBA said: “As shown on historic maps the site has remained undeveloped throughout history. Whilst there are some original properties within the village, particularly along Eden Road, much of the village has been built during the late 1900s.

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"The most recent development within the village has been a small scale housing development at the north eastern end of the village at Eden Park.

"The site has been allocated for residential development in the latest development plan, and therefore we are exploring opportunities for how the site could be maximised to ensure a high quality housing development.

“Poppleburn Park will provide a high-quality residential development in a sustainable and accessible location within the wider Kelso area. The proposed dwellings will create desirable and attractive family homes within a community-driven development that will encourage positive interaction between future occupants and the existing residents of Poppleburn Park.”