Councillor Ron Smith has suggested that the Brougham Place bridge could be closed to traffic permanently. The move was discussed at the Teviot and Liddesdale Area Forum.
One local resident said that the temporary bridge closure had seen a reduction in through traffic and that permanent closure would be welcomed by those living in the area. Responding to this, Councillor Smith said: “I have no real problems with this as long as sufficient alternatives routes are available. Mr Smith said he would explore the matter and get back to constituents.