GO-AHEAD has been given for a caravan to be used as temporary accommodation to meet the operational needs of a Jedburgh farm.

Jane and Stuart Fisher run a business at Upper Ashtrees, with 264 suckler cows, 170 store cattle and 1,400 ewes.

A caravan has been used as temporary accommodation, to enable farm workers to live on site, ahead of planning approval being granted for a permanent dwelling.

Now a retrospective planning bid to Scottish Borders Council has been granted for continued use of the caravan for three more years.

A report with the application said: “The caravan which is the subject of this application has recently been sited to provide temporary accommodation until such time that a permanent dwelling is constructed and habitable at the farm.

“In order to meet the operational demand of their farming business, the permanent presence of a farm worker at Upper Ashtrees Farm is necessary.

“As such, this proposal is for the retention of a residential caravan for a temporary period until such time that a new permanent dwelling house is able to be provided on the site.”