A NEW security bid is on the agenda at the home of British Wool in the Borders.

The recently-acquired industrial units at Riverside Road in Selkirk serve as a depot for British Wool, a purveyor of high-quality woollen goods which are sold online throughout the UK.

The units form part of a larger series of industrial estates and complexes to the north of Selkirk.

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Now a planning application has been submitted to Scottish Borders Council for permission to extend security fencing and add a new double gate at Riverside Road, to fully incorporate the curtilage of the industrial units within the depot site.

A report with the application, from Galashiels-based Ferguson Planning, says:  “The proposed development will ensure the security of the site. No trees will be felled during the works and the public highway will not be disrupted. Visibility or the amenity of local residential areas will not be affected.

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“The proposed development ensures that the security of industrial sites on Riverside Road used by British Wool is maintained. The proposed fencing is of a design in keeping with the existing securing fencing on site, and other local sites.

“The public road and pedestrian access adjacent to the site will be unaffected and visibility splays from the site access will be maintained. Turning space and parking provision will not be affected by the development.

“The continued, secure occupation of the site enables the local business to continue to provide employment and revenue for the local area and is ensured by this proposal.”