Friday, 15 July 2016

More from SPEN

Following on from our email last Friday, I wanted to let you know that our report on the first round of consultation has now been published on our website at

Since the consultation was carried out in summer 2015, the scope of the project has been revised. It now comprises a scheme between Kendoon and Tongland as detailed in the next section. The purpose of this document is to explain the reasons why the project has changed, address feedback received during the first round of consultation (which is specific to the revised project) and demonstrate how this feedback has influenced its development.

The full DGSR Project between Auchencrosh and Harker is not being progressed at this time. This report focuses on addressing feedback from the first round of consultation which is relevant to a revised scheme between Kendoon and Tongland. In the context of the first round of consultation, this is feedback which is relevant to Consultation Zones 3 and 4 regarding the replacement of existing infrastructure between Kendoon, Carsfad, Earlstoun, Glenlee and Tongland.

In this regard, feedback received which relates to the areas listed below, and which was provided in relation to those elements no longer being progressed (Summary of Feedback Report, February 2016), is not addressed within this report:
• Consultation Zone 1 (Auchencrosh to Newton Stewart);
• Consultation Zone 2 (Newton Stewart to Glenlee);
• Consultation Zone 5 (Glenlee to Dumfries);
• Consultation Zone 6a (Dumfries to the Scottish/English border); and
• Consultation Zone 6b (Scottish/English border to Harker).

We are in the process of delivering hard copies of the report and all associated documents to the following information points by Friday July 22. Opening hours may vary and we recommend calling ahead before making a special trip to avoid a wasted journey:

Annan Customer Service Centre, High Street, Annan, DG12 6AQ. Tel: 030 33 33 3000
Ballantrae Library, The Hall, Ballantrae, KA26 0NB. Tel: 01465 831521.
Carlisle: Cumbria County Council, Reception area, The Courts, Carlisle, CA3 8NA. Tel: 01228 606060
Dalry Library, Main Street, St. John’s Town of Dalry, DG7 3UP. Tel: 01644 430234
Dumfries Planning Office, Kirkbank, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2HS. Tel: 01387 260199.
Gretna Library, Central Avenue, Gretna, DG16 5AQ. Tel: 01461 339982.
Kirkcudbright Library, High Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JW. Tel: 01557 331240.
Lochthorn Library (north Dumfries), Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1UF. Tel: 01387 265780
Lockerbie Customer Services Centre, 31-33 High Street, Lockerbie, DG11 2JL: Tel: 01576 203380
Longtown Library, Lochinvar Centre, Longtown, Cumbria, CA6 5UG. Tel: 01228 791638. (NB. the library will be closed between August 8 and 30)
Newton Stewart Library, Church Street, Newton Stewart, DG8 6ER. Tel: 01671 403450.

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