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Homes plan for Lockerbie ‘eyesore’ sites

Section:  Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: , , , , , , ,

AN eyesore former school site and derelict factory in Lockerbie could be transformed into housing estates, as part of a region-wide homes boost.

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The rubble strewn old Lockerbie Academy plot on Dryfe Road and the ex cheese factory at Park Place have been earmarked as social housing spots, with a proposed 30 homes at the former and a further 15 at the latter.

Both the sites, which have been the focus of frequent complaints, are being mooted for development by Ayrshire based Cunninghame Housing Association.

Welcoming the news, Lockerbie Academy rector Brian Asher said: “I would be delighted to see the site brought into use.

“Believe it or not, this June, we will have been in our new campus for seven years.

“I am sure our immediate neighbours and local community will also be relieved to finally see a positive outcome.”

Meanwhile, Cunninghame are also looking to build 40 homes at Laverockhall in Lochmaben.

And in Moffat 90 social housing homes could be created by Loreburn in areas including Selkirk Road.

However, all developments are subject to community consultation and planning permission.

The proposals were discussed at Monday’s meeting of the council’s housing sub committee in Dumfries, where councillors were asked to agree to send the final draft of the 2016/17 Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) to the Scottish Government.

Pick up this week’s Moffat News and Annandale Herald for the full story.

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