Kirkcudbright Creamery site given housing nod

THE former creamery site in Kirkcudbright is set to be transformed into housing after councillors voted 14-3 in favour of the controversial plans.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership’s planning application for 36 houses was approved following lengthy debate by councillors last Friday after the Scottish Government had already awarded a multi-million investment opportunity for the £5 million project.

James Shirazi, Director of Investment and Regeneration with DGHP, said after the meeting: “If the plans had been refused we would have lost £5 million of investment for the area. I am glad common sense prevailed on this matter and that the majority chose to support the project which will see 36 much needed, high quality homes built in the town.

Opposition had been fierce against the plans by those who felt the site should be protected for industry.

The creamery closed in 2010.