Creamery site plans draw doubt from officals

Kirkcudbright Milk Link creamery. GG 2710071 11
Kirkcudbright Milk Link creamery. GG 2710071 11

A PLANNING application for 36 houses on the former creamery site in Kirkcudbright is set to go before planners today (Friday).

However, 13 April may indeed by unlucky for applicants DGHP as their proposals are being recommended for refusal by planners due to the site’s importance as an industrial area for the town.

Use of the site as a creamery ceased in 2009 and the buildings have since become derelict, with parts damaged by fire in December.

Now DGHP have earmarked the site for demolition and the rebuilding of 36 two-storey houses in three cul-de-sacs with play areas nearby.

Fifteen objections were received by the council, and planners will recommend the council refuse the proposals as they would “result in a material loss of land safeguarded for business and industrial purposes.”