Peebles bridge proposals divides community

Local residents look at bridge location plans Credit: ITV News

Residents in Peebles are divided on plans for a second road bridge in Peebles.

Scottish Borders Council are asking the public to consider three options for the location of the bridge.

All of the options join the A72 to Cavalry Industrial Park.

Planned routes for the new road bridge in Peebles Credit: Scottish Border Council

Business people at the industrial park say there are a number of problems with each of the options.

One of the main issues is that the road will pass close to a nursery school on the park.

Gillian Graham, a local business woman, said: "My concern is the 3 bridges proposed run right past the nursery which is here and, or, opposite the primary school, and ideally I would like to see traffic diverted away from the area".

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