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Annual General Meeting - Monday, 10th June 2019 at Foulden Village hall. 7.15. All Welcome
21st February 2019 - Community recycling centre opening hours changes
From 1 April 2019, changes are being made to the opening hours of Scottish Borders Council’s community recycling centres across the Scottish Borders. The changes aim to ensure the service better meets the needs of the public and is more sustainable for the Council. Full details on the changes in opening hours of the recycling centres and what you can take there to be disposed of can be found here.
13th January 2019: Report of Meeting re Willowdean house planning proposal.
At a standing room only packed meeting of the community council on Monday, 7th Jan at Foulden Village Hall the Willowdean planning application was universally condemned. In particular the single-lane road was of great concern. The applicant's agent has told the SBC that this road is only lightly used. This is simply untrue, and numerous people who resided on and used the road were present to state otherwise.
In accordance with the wishes of 98% of the community the council will oppose this application. Please Note, the Community Council have an extended deadline of 23rd January to do this and are currently working on a response.
3rd January 2019
An application has been made to the SBC (21 Dec 2018 - 18/01479/FUL) to site a vast permanent (stationary) caravan park in the 17.3 acres of prime agricultural land at Willowdean House (a modern house). To say this would be a blot on the landscape would be an understatement. This will not be an asset to our community. Far from it. Please be aware of this application. You can view it on-line and post any objections also on-line. In the summer an independent petition was taken of every household in Foulden parish on this and 98% opposed it. The Community Council are supporting our community in opposing this. We will be having a meeting on Monday 7th January, at Foulden Village hall at 7.15 to discuss this application - all welcome. To get the full picture - you can view key documents here:
We are pleased to note that our objections to the large and inappropriate design of the proposed new house north-east/alongside the ancient church at Lamberton appear to have been taken on board by the Scottish Borders Council who have refused permission for it to be built. (We had originally opposed the building of any house on this plot of ground right next to a historic landmark.) The full refusal can be seen on the SBC website under the reference 18/00961/FUL.
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