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Persimmon Homes partnership is a winning combination

26 June 2012

Persimmon Homes East Scotland is celebrating after winning the Homes for Scotland award for Best Partnership in Planning.

The judges praised its distinctive integrated approach with the Scottish Border Council and were impressed with the creative approach and close collaboration of both parties.

It resulted in Council approving  the plans for its largest housing development in15 years – Melrose Gait, Galashiels

Speaking of the award, Persimmon Homes East Scotland’s managing director, Jim Kirkpatrick, said: “We are delighted to have received this award.  

“We are acutely aware that no two developments are the same and that recognising and understanding the requirements of the planning authority by addressing the needs of the polices, guidelines and local community needs are imperative in finding a suitable solution.

The design of the Galashiels development embraced the new and challenging planning polices introduced by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Borders Supplementary Planning Guidance.

It has created a fitting layout for the Border villages of the future while respecting the history of the local area.

Jim, added: “A close partnership was imperative for the success of this development and this award is testament to the dedication of the Scottish Borders Planning Department, our Consultants and our internal Design Team”

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