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By Abbey Morton
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Luxury lodge plan for old quarry site

PLANS have been submitted for five luxury holiday lodges in a former quarry near Moffat.

Lorna Campbell is seeking permission to construct five-star accommodation in the unique setting at Westwinds and Tarras Stables.

And she says her proposals will provide a boost to the local tourist accommodation industry which has been hit hard by Covid-19.

The lodges will be set in open spaces on the site and have been positioned to take advantage of the views over the ponds and out to the surrounding hills and countryside.

Mature trees will be kept around the site to make sure the lodges fit into the woodland setting.

Commenting, Lorna said: “The landscape here is very special.

“We have invested a lot of time and resource into improving the ponds and woodlands.

“We feel a great connection to Westwinds and Tarras Stables and wanted to provide the opportunity for visitors to share the experience.

“We will be aiming for the lodges to be five-star quality to provide a style of accommodation not currently available in the area.”

The unique lodge designs have been prepared by White Hill Design Studio LLP, a Moffat-based architectural practice specialising in sustainable architecture.

Partner David Major said: “The site at Westwinds and Tarras stables is unique.

“We spent a long time with the owners considering the right design approach and location of the lodges to enhance the natural landscape and make the most of the views and levels around the site.

“We have designed a high level of sustainability into the project by minimising the impact on the landscape, including low energy design and renewable energy systems and using natural materials.”

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