Bowling centre application withdrawn

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The controversial plans to change the Indoor Bowling Centre in Minnigaff into warehouses have been withdrawn.

A letter, dated February 26, from the applicant, Chris Cadman Goodwin’s agent Adrian Paterson, confirmed to the Planning Department of Dumfries and Galloway council that the application had been withdrawn.

News broke in August last year that the popular bowling centre was to be sold by its owner Murray Findlay to local entrepreneur Chris Cadman Goodwin but not as a going concern.

Over 200 bowlers who used the facility regularly were shocked by the news as the only alternative indoor bowling facility was in Ayr. At the time, Mr Murray told the Galloway Gazette that the indoor bowling club had been running at a financial loss for many years. The centre closed in October.

The subsequent application by Mr Cadman Goodwin for change of use received a host of objections including one from Cree Valley Community Council on the grounds that the indoor bowling centre was a valuable and well used community facility.