Tweedbank – Vision for Growth and Sustainability, A Community for the Future. Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance

Closed 15 May 2020

Opened 21 Feb 2020


This Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) sets out to guide and inform the future expansion of Tweedbank within the site of the former Lowood Estate.  This SPG builds on and refines the Tweedbank Masterplan and Spatial Framework prepared for Scottish Borders Council by the architects Proctor and Matthews, agreed on 25 January 2019.

This Draft SPG sets out the spatial framework for a residential led mixed use development of around 9 hectares of residential units and approximately 1.5-2 hectares of business land.  It sets out parameters that will help realise the potential of the site in delivering high quality and sustainable development.  The 34 hectare site has been assessed to establish land uses, maximum developable areas and site constraints.

The Draft SPG is set out in two parts:

Part 1 - sets out the site context of the Tweedbank Expansion, and identifies the main opportunities and constraints of the site.  It provides an overview of the policy framework and development vision.

Part 2 - develops on the findings of the Tweedbank Masterplan and Spatial Framework, identifying developable areas and appropriate land uses within them.  It describes the requirement for an approach that is focused on placemaking and good design to create a sustainable, vibrant 21st Century community and includes a development checklist to inform future anticipated planning application requirements.

The draft SPG can be found on the following webpage:

Why We Are Consulting

The consultation provides an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to have their say and comment on the Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG).  This consultation is open to everyone who would like to comment on the Draft SPG on Tweedbank – Vision for Growth and Sustainability, A Community for the Future.


  • Eildon - Darnick & Gattonside
  • Eildon - Galashiels
  • Eildon - Melrose & Newstead
  • Eildon - Rural
  • Eildon - Tweedbank


  • Councillors
  • Elected Members
  • Residents
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Businesses
  • Developers/investors
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/Utilities
  • Transport groups
  • Community councils
  • Community group


  • Natural heritage/open space
  • Development management statutory consultations
  • Local Government
  • Community councils
  • Businesses