LETTER: Impartial on supermarket

As an elected member of Dumfries and Galloway Council, I would like to clear up any misunderstanding on my position over the supermarket application.

My statement in The Galloway Gazette of November 2 that I was “delighted” to see, at long last, that the application had been submitted did not mean I was stating I was either in favour or not regarding the possibility of the supermarket. I can assure the public that this application will be dealt with on planning grounds by the committee when it comes before us. As chairman of the planning committee, it is totally inappropriate for me to take a position prior to the application coming before us.

Graham Nicol,

Mid Galloway Councillor.