Planners set to visit Port Logan Hotel

The planning application to alter and extend Port Logan Hotel was deferred for a site visit at Wednesday’s meeting of the council’s planning committee in Dumfries.

The application had been recommended for refusal by planning officials but elected members decided they would go to Port Logan and see the situation for themselves before making a decision.

Approval was granted for the construction of a silage pit and slurry store at Dunragit Home Farm. The applicants, C & S Adams, will have to comply with conditions attached, namely, that new tree and shrub planting is undertaken and noise level limits are respected in relation to nearby houses. The application raised 25 objections, including a petition with 62 names. Many objectors suggested the proposal should have been located at a former military camp to the south of Home Farm but the applicant dismissed this because of overhead power lines.