Huts not tourism pro­ject

The Galloway News - - [email protected] VIEW - Lee Pa­ton Torr Auchen­cairn

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.

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