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Village plans for over 70 new homes

CUNNINGHAME Housing Association are seeking permission to build 74 affordable houses in Eastriggs.

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By Zac Hannay
Annan and Eskdale

THE homes are planned to be built on Stanfield Farm, next to JG Trading, further extending the village out to the east along the B721.

Dwellings will be a mixture of two, three and four bedroom houses.

And the proposed development will comprise of 100 per cent affordable housing available for rent.

There will be access roads, SuDS and open space as part of the Dumfries and Galloway Local Development Plan 2.

The organisation has addressed concerns about the impact on the local infrastructure in the design and access statement, which is available on the Dumfries and Galloway Council website. It states: “In addition to drainage, it is also known of restrictions to the water network serving Eastriggs.

“Scottish Water Horizons have undertaken a series of water impact assessments studies on the existing Scottish Water network supplying Eastriggs.

“Assessments concluded that a 590m long section of existing water main on the supply into Eastriggs would need to be upgraded to support up to 200 new houses in Eastriggs.

“CHA are currently working with other developers to deliver this offsite water main upgrade. The upgrade will ensure there is no detriment to existing customers.”

The statement also points out the constraints to the existing network of water mains and sewers serving Eastriggs. But it claims there is an opportunity to benefit the whole of the township if the plans progress.

Meanwhile, it is unclear if the primary school could accommodate a linked increase in pupils.

PROPOSED LAYOUT . . . seventy-four new affordable homes are planned for Eastriggs, extending the village out east along the B721


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