Dumfries & Galloway



Falling mast kills worker on Annan building site

A 52-year-old construction worker was killed after an accident while working on a building site in Dumfries & Galloway yesterday.

Published 22 January 2021

Springfield given green light for new homes in Heathhall

Springfield Properties has been granted planning consent for 64 new homes in Heathhall, Dumfries. 

Published 1 December 2020

Building Briefs - October 28th

Barratt Homes has donated £1,000 to Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) as part of Barratt North Scotland’s Community Fund initiative with the donation contributing to help Scotland’s only charity-funded helicopter emergency response service keep flying and helping those most in need.

Published 28 October 2020

Tenants move into Scotland's first community-owned Passivhaus homes

Three families have moved into Scotland’s first community-owned Passivhaus homes which have been developed by Nith Valley LEAF Trust (NVLT) in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust (DGSCHT).

Published 21 October 2020

Drax invests £6m in Galloway Hydro Scheme revamp

Energy company Drax is to invest almost £6 million in protecting and refurbishing a key piece of the historic Galloway Hydro Scheme’s infrastructure.

Published 12 October 2020

Work starts on new affordable homes in Dumfries and Galloway

Work to provide more affordable homes for rent has started across Dumfries and Galloway as part of an £11 million project.

Published 2 September 2020

Homes plan lodged as community takes ownership of former Whithorn hotel

Community organisation All Roads Lead to Whithorn (ARLTW) has taken ownership of the former Grapes Hotel, a derelict property that has blighted Whithorn High Street for 30 years, whilst submitting plans for four new community-led homes.

Published 25 August 2020

Planning permission granted for affordable flats at The Oven in Dumfries

A community benefit society has been given the green light to redevelop a site on Dumfries High Street into flats for affordable rent.

Published 21 August 2020

RJ McLeod awarded £67m contract to construct South Kyle Wind Farm

Glasgow-based civil engineer RJ McLeod will lead the construction of the country’s newest onshore wind farm following the award of a multi-million-pound contract by Vattenfall. 

Published 22 June 2020

Partnership to help deliver Gretna community sports hub

Cunninghame Housing Association has teamed up with Raydale Community Partnership and Gretna FC 2008 to create a new community sports hub in the heart of Gretna for local residents.

Published 22 June 2020

Work starts on affordable housing development in Lockerbie

Construction work on a development of 45 new affordable homes on the site of the former Lockerbie Academy is now under way.

Published 12 June 2020

Proposals for 200 homes on Gretna’s old golf course set for digital consultation

A developer’s plans to deliver 200 homes on the old golf course in the village of Gretna will be subject to an online consultation event this week.

Published 8 June 2020

Wind farm developer successfully petitions for judicial review against MoD

A developer of commercial wind farms that applied for planning permission for a wind farm within the consultation zone of the Eskdalemuir Seismic Array has succeeded in petitioning the court for a time extension to begin proceedings for judicial review.

Published 22 April 2020

And finally... Green light for Scotland’s first legal cannabis farm

Dumfries and Galloway Council has approved plans for what will be the first legal cannabis farm in Scotland.

Published 22 April 2020

Plans for Gretna golf course to be revitalised into residential area

Construction work on 200 new homes on the old golf course in the village of Gretna could begin as early as this year after the submission of a detailed planning application by Alba Developments.

Published 9 April 2020