DGHP gets green light for 89 homes in Locharbriggs

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has received planning permission to build 89 new homes on a former lorry depot site at Locharbriggs.

DGHP gets green light for 89 homes in Locharbriggs

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Designed by Collective Architecture, the development forms part of the Association’s plan to deliver 800 affordable homes across the region by 2026.

Planning permission to transform the former Currie European trucking depot into a residential and shopping development was first granted by the council in May 2018, and then extended to 2024 to allow the proposals to be developed further.

The proposals were back in front of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s planning committee where councillors unanimously agreed to approve specific conditions on layout, design, external appearance and landscaping plans, subject to a list of conditions.

Tom Barclay, group director of property and development with Wheatley Group, DGHP’s parent company, told Scottish Housing News: “DGHP has ambitious plans to build 800 new homes for social rent by 2026. The approval of these 89 new homes at Locharbriggs is the latest step in our programme to transform communities and create much-needed, affordable housing in Dumfries.

“With our partners in the local authority we look forward to seeing work starting on these energy-efficient, family-friendly homes in the near future.

“Our new-build programme has already made a real and lasting difference to communities all over Scotland and the new homes we’re building will help transform the lives of those who live in them.”

G3 Engineers, TGP, Stantec and CCG make up the design team.

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