PLANS to locate a 42-space self-storage compound in the Borders have been revealed.

A planning bid has been submitted to Scottish Borders Council (SBC) by McGregor Farms Limited to move onto a vacant site within Coldstream Business Park.

The applicant has recently purchased the site from the local authority.

It is proposed that it will be used to relocate and expand an existing commercial self-storage business which has good demand but which would be better suited to a new purpose-built business and industrial site.

This planning application seeks consent for commercial self-storage for a total of 42 storage containers. The external measurements of each storage container are six metres x 2.4 metres.

Each of the containers will be sited on a hardcore base and no buildings or permanent structures are proposed within the plot. The site has electricity which will be used to operate the access gate, lighting within the site and CCTV security cameras.

A report submitted with the application states: “It is not anticipated that the proposal will generate a significant number of vehicular movements and is unlikely to negatively affect the surrounding roads.

“It is proposed that a 2.4 metre high fence is erected along the site boundary. The fencing proposed is galvanised palisade style fencing in green, this is to ensure the site is kept safe and secure.

“There is increasing demand for commercial self-storage within the local area and the proposal would also create additional employment. It is hoped that the council recognise that this proposal is both economically beneficial and well suited to the location.”