BOSSES at Eildon Housing have unveiled new plans for the redevelopment of a town centre site in Peebles.

The Selkirk-based social landlord failed in its attempt to have initial plans for Tweedbridge Court accepted by either Scottish Borders Council or, on appeal, with the Scottish government.

Locals believed the two blocks of flats were out of keeping with the Tweed-side location.

Joining Peebles Community Council and the town's Civic Society with objections were more than 100 residents.

Since the rejection earlier in the summer, Eildon has gone back to the drawing board.

And this week architects revealed new proposals, providing 22 homes through a mix of flats and houses.

A full planning application has now been submitted with Scottish Borders Council.

A spokeswoman for Eildon said: "The redesign proposes 22 new homes with a mix of flats and houses, providing the much-needed high quality affordable housing that is so desperately needed in the Borders.

The fresh new modular design addresses the concerns previously raised by the local community, with an attractive exterior, reduction in height, mass, as well as number of homes."

If the fresh application gains approval in the coming months, it is hoped that Hart Builders will be on site by next spring with families moving into their new homes the following year.