MEMBERS of the public are having issues with parking in Chapel Street, Innerleithen Community Council has heard.

Tweeddale East councillor Marshall Douglas told the meeting that one person had contacted the group to enquire about a “scheme where we could have residents’ permits”.

Fellow councillor Robin Tatler said: “In terms of residents’ parking places we don’t actually do that in the Borders at present.

“I am not aware of what the specific issues are but residents’ parking permits are not likely to happen.”

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Clarifying the issue, Ross McGinn said that there is lots of work ongoing in the old court building with many vans parked outside all day.

Mr McGinn added: “We have the ongoing issue of biker parking at weekends and that’s where the core of the complaints is coming from.”

Mr McGinn also said that at the public meeting about Caerlee Mill there were similar complaints from residents in Chapel Street.

Chairman Gordon Daly asked: “Was parking involved in the plans [for Caerlee Mill]?”

Mr McGinn said that there was parking allocated in the plans and that according to the planning application with Scottish Borders Council the parking spaces are more than adequate on the mill site.