Huts not tourism project
Sir – In answer to Allan Phin (Safeguard beach access, Galloway News, December 13) and anyone else who is concerned, the building of six recreational huts onTorr Hill will not, in any way, restrict access to the Red Haven beach.
It seems the council don’t necessarily advertise every application in the papers and you probably have to go to the council website if you want to find out what the criteria are and to view every application (the reference for this one is 18/1031/FUL).
I did speak to people in the community and informed Auchencairn Community Council well in advance about my plans.The huts in question are not a commercial tourist development but will be built and owned by individuals/ families who will pay a small ground rent and use the huts themselves.They are not for renting out to others.
Anyone who wants to know more about the circumstances under which this development has come about can look up Reforesting Scotland’s Thousand Huts Campaign www.thousandhuts.org or, for anyone who uses Facebook, I have aTorr Huts page.