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News | 5th February 2021

Feedback will aid bridge plan

Developer seeks views on active travel


AS PART of Loreburn Housing Association’s forthcoming extra care and affordable housing development at Murtholm Farm, Langholm, we have included plans for the construction of a pedestrian / cycle / wheeling bridge to connect the new development to the rest of Langholm and its amenities.

Sustrans is supporting Loreburn HA with the design and construction of the bridge as well as Active Travel routes beyond.

As part of this ongoing work, we need to consult the community of Langholm on current levels of Active Travel, what barriers prevent this and how our new bridge connection might improve Active Travel in the area.

As part of the consultation process, Loreburn and Sustrans have created a short survey to help gain some feedback and opinions from the community on Active Travel.

It forms the first part of our community consultation process ahead of detailed planning applications for the new bridge and housing development.

This will help to make sure we meet all the needs of the community.

If you live in and around Langholm, could you please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your feedback is invaluable.

The Murtholm development will include the new bridge and extra care housing as the first phase of the development.

Loreburn is also looking towards developing further affordable housing on the site which will be a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom homes, all built to Passivhaus Standard, the optimum standard of house-building in terms of energy efficiency.

Building to Passivhaus Standard is part of Loreburn’s strategic ambition to make affordability for our customers at the heart of the homes we develop and tackle fuel poverty in the region.

If you live in or around Langholm or you know someone, who would like to move to or return to the community, we would like to hear from you as to what your housing needs might be.

This could be the size of home you would like or a particular housing need such as a medical adaptation.

If you have any thoughts on this, please contact us at or call Graham Robertson on 01387 321316 or Denise Carr on 01387 321317 and we can help explore this further with you.”

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