A PUBLIC meeting will be held Monday October 9 on proposals for a Battery Energy Storage Systems near the Eccles substation. 

MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk John Lamont will chair the event at Leitholm Village Hall on Monday, 9 October from 6.30pm.

Representatives from developers will be present, including Zenobe. 

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It will allow residents to hear more about the proposals and question developers on their plans.

The public meeting comes after a number of planning applications have been made for Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) sites surrounding the Eccles substation.

The local Community Council has raised concerns around fire safety, noise pollution, visual impact, traffic issues, community benefit, environmental concerns, the use of farming land and the long-term plans for the site.

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Mr Lamont, said: “It would be great to have as many local residents as possible attending this public meeting, so developers can hear their concerns and answer any questions they may have.

“I have been speaking regularly with lots of local people and the Community Council about these proposals. I understand and share many of their concerns.

“I hope this meeting will allow developers to outline more of their plans and give local people the chance to scrutinise them.”