decision. A reporter has since decided the development can go ahead after concluding the resultant noise and odour emissions will “not be injurious to amenity”.
The reporter said in his decision: “At the crux of the council’s objections to the proposal is the proximity to a number of properties in this area.
“Although separated by woodland and the deep valley of the Dunning Burn, the first two of these are in very close proximity to the buildings intended for intensive winter cattle rearing.
“Indeed, many of the houses within the Newton of Pitcairns area are within 400 metres of the proposed development.
“This is within the Government’s advisory 400 metres spacing between intensive agricultural buildings and residential areas identified [ in the Scottish Government Advice].
“Whilst it does not represent a hard