Thursday, 27 August 2020

Kilblane Quarry Public Consultation Invite

 If anyone wants to join in the consultation follow the instructions below..Irene

Good afternoon Irene,

 Thank you for getting in touch regarding your interest in the Kilblane Quarry Public Consultation Event.

Yes, more than one representative can be on the call at the one time. During the event we will give a short presentation on the quarry, where we will ask other members of the call to be muted. We will then unmute everyone and you are welcome to ask any questions or make any comments you may have.

 Below are your sign in details for the event that will be taking place as a Zoom Meeting between 16:00 – 19:00 on Monday 31st of August.

 We will be holding presentations at 16:00, 16:45, 17:30, and 18:15, if you are able to let us know which presentation you are planning to attend by emailing it would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact me on the mobile number below if you have any difficulties in signing in on the day.

 Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 979 4894 4080

Passcode: 333715

 Kind Regards,

 Michael Galt

Environmental Planner

Johnson Poole & Bloomer Ltd


Tel: 0141 331 1456

Mob: 07970 350 686

E mail:

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Hoddam Quarry Extension

 Hoddam Quarry is carrying out pre-planning consultation regarding an extension to the current quarry. Information regarding the plans can be found on the following link. 

KCC will be putting together a list of questions and concerns to take to the consultation on Monday 31st August. If you have any comments please email the KCC email address or contact Tom lewis directly with individual concerns/questions. I have copied the timescale as per website - see below.

An online consultation event will be held  on Monday 31st August between 4pm and 7pm

To access the consultation event please contact Tom Lewis of Johnson Poole & Bloomer:

Comments to the applicant can be made now.


Comments can be made:

  • using the message box, please include your full name and location in the message section; 

  •  by email to; or

  • in writing to Tom Lewis at Johnson Poole & Bloomer, 50 Speirs Wharf, Glasgow, G4 9TH


Following the online consultation event any further questions can be answered by contacting Tom Lewis on 0141 3311456.


All comments must be received no later than Tuesday 22nd September 2020.

All comments received will be considered in the preparation of the final proposals and a formal planning application will be submitted in due course


Please note, comments made to the prospective applicant do not constitute representations to the Planning Authority.  The opportunity to make representations to Dumfries and Galloway Council will be available following formal submission of the planning application. 

Saturday, 22 August 2020


 Harestanes 1         Harestanes 2

Hello All, 
We seem to be getting used to the Covid regulations.  Personally, in some ways I have enjoyed the quieter lifestyle, although I know it's not been easy or comfortable for many people.  Please remember that the Support Group is still in operation if we are needed.  

I wonder if anyone has kept a Covid diary,  or painted in response to the situation.  If so, we'd love to see what you have been inspired to create.

It's been a while since the last bulletin, but today we have a few issues to share with you.

Firstly,our broadband survey showed that 60% of respondents have less than 10Mb/s download speed.  Promises of upgrading are taking some time to fulfil, but in the meantime, look at and see if you might be eligible for a £400 voucher to improve things for you.

Secondly, Hoddam is proposing a westward extension to their gravel workings at Kilblane which will take them up to Quarry Road.  The Community Council is working on a response which will include mitigation measures.  We want to work cooperatively with Hoddam on this.  If you want further information, there is a website, which outlines the proposal in some detail.

And finally, you may have received the attached document from Harestanes windfarm in the post.  As it only arrived this morning, the Community Council has not looked at the issues, but will do so in the near future.

Best wishes, 
The Grapevine Team