The site is located on the western edge of the popular village of Stow in the Scottish Borders. Stow is located on the A7 approximately 6 miles north of the Galashiels and 26 miles south of Edinburgh. The village …
The site is located on the western edge of the popular village of Stow in the Scottish Borders. Stow is located on the A7 approximately 6 miles north of the Galashiels and 26 miles south of Edinburgh. The village benefits from excellent communication links with a new railway station established in 2015 on the Borders Railway Line with daily services to Edinburgh Waverly which can be reached in under 45 minutes. The village is host to a range of services including a Post Office, Village Hall, Cafe, and an Agricultural Vehicle Repair Workshop and Supplier. There is a primary school in the village which is within easy walking distance of the site. Secondary schooling is available in Galashiels with a school bus service provided for collection and drop off. The village is also on the A7 and has regular bus services to the north and to the other towns in the Borders to the south.
The site is located immediately to the south of Wedale View and enjoys views over the surrounding countryside. The subjects site to the west of the Borders Railway Line, to the east of a minor public road and are bounded to the south by a stone wall. The land slopes downhill from west to east and sits in an elevated position above the railway line. Access to the development site will be from Wedale View and all necessary rights of access had been retained by the seller to access to the site from the road end at Wedale View. The site is generally square in shape and extends to approximately 2.96
acres (1.19 hectares).
There are currently earth mounds on site that can be used for the future development of the site, alternatively, the seller will undertake part or all of the mounds as may be required.
The site has been allocated in the Scottish Borders Council Local Development Plan adopted May 2016 for Housing ref: ASTOW027 with an estimated capacity for 12 houses. This part of the Scottish Borders currently has an affordable housing requirement of 25%. A commuted sum may be appropriate for the site if deemed not a suitable location for affordable housing. Stow is located with the Scottish Borders Central Housing Market Area which has a commuted sum of £17,000 per affordable unit requirement.
Development requirements include a flood risk assessment, a landscape assessment to take into account views towards the site from the A7, alterations to traffic calming measures along Wedale View to the junction with Station road will be required. Provisions of amenity access for pedestrians and cyclists will be required and link
to the footpath network to be created and amenity land enhanced. The stone wall boundary to the south of the site is to be retained and considered in the overall design.