Refusal for Coldingham chalets to be reviewed

A review has been requested of the decision to refuse planning consent for 12 holiday cabins near Milldown Farmhouse, Coldingham.

Six reasons were given by Scottish Borders Council planners for turning down the planning application and these are challenged by the applicant asking for the planning review committee to look at it.

The fist reason for refusal was that the erection of the chalets in the countryside had not been adequately justified and no evidence given that it would generate jobs.

Planners said the chalets would harm the character and appearance of the special landscape area.

Another concern was insufficient information on a number of issues: whether the proposed new bridge and access route will result in an increase in flood risk from Milldown Burn; safe vehicular and pedestrian access to the site; the impact on local biodiversity and habitats; and whether construction of access works would cause loss or serious damage to woodland.