Levy imposed on homes in Borders

A developer contribution of £1,500 will be levied on every house built in parts of the Borders from 1 November to pay for the proposed reopening of the Edinburgh to Galashiels rail line. Scottish Borders Council approved the move last week for schemes in the north and south Roxburgh housing market areas, near the proposed rail terminus at Tweedbank. The station is expected to see an influx of investment should the route be restored.

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