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Controversial plans for Crichton "care campus" submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Controversial plans to develop land on the Crichton Estate have been submitted to the council. The Crichton Trust’s Ladyfield Masterplan will be considered by the local authority at a later date.

The trust thanked the “level of engagement” from the local community – however a group opposing the development criticised the document.

The £45 million “care campus” in the Crichton Quarter, which would be the first of its kind in Britain, would include 477 homes for people of all ages, including students, and infrastructure facilities and amenities including a primary school, shops and a health centre.

A statement from the Crichton Trust said: “Following a comprehensive master planning process, The Crichton Trust has now submitted The Ladyfield Masterplan and the associated technical studies to Dumfries and Galloway Council to consider the next steps. “The level of engagement from the local community, and from our partners and stakeholders, has been invaluable, so we would like to thank everyone who gave their time, ideas and feedback to help shape the final masterplan. “The Crichton Trust is extremely grateful to Collective Architecture and partners for delivering Scotland’s first National Planning Framework 4 masterplan, just days after the new policy was adopted.

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