These pages give views of politicians from across the political spectrum and organisations with an interest in the SPEN proposal. In essence they all express concern about SPEN’s plans. The responses make it clear that this is NOT a party-political issue.
Instead the issue simply comes down to:-
1. The proposed solution is not right for Dumfries & Galloway in that it takes no account of people and the environment
2. The solution risks jeopardising the Region’s fragile economy, particularly tourism, by blighting the visual amenity of the area
3. Other solutions exist and while initially they will cost more in the long term they present value for money
The views of some politicians are included in the following pages from the Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Labour and Scottish Nationalist Party followed by views by interested organisations.