An application to convert an industrial storage building in Coldstream into a children’s soft play centre has been recommended for refusal by Scottish Borders Council.
Jon and Anna Standing are proposing to buy the unused building on Coldstream’s industrial estate and turn into a new facility called Laughing Ducks Soft Play by the end of the year.
They say their new business would create five full-time and five part-time jobs.
However, Scottish Borders Council’s chief planning, Barry Fotheringham, has recommended the application for refusal on the grounds that Hill View Trading Estate is covered by a policy aiming to ensure that it is retained for industrial use.
In a letter, Mr Fotheringham states that Hill View Trading Estate would not be an “appropriate location” for a soft play facility.
Mr Fotherhgham also raises concerns about access.
A final decision is expected by the end of this week.