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Planning and Environment Services

Planning and Environment Services work to deliver a prosperous, competitive and sustainable region.

Director Planning and Environment

Alistair Speedie

The core priorities for Planning and Environment Services are:

  • Developing and delivering a strategy for Economic Regeneration in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Improving and enhancing infrastructure, development needs, services and quality of life
  • Safeguarding and enhancing the built environment

pdf icon Download the Planning and Environment Services Business Plan 2015 - 2018 [2Mb]

The Heads of Service within the department are:

Head of Planning and Building Standards: Steve Rogers

  • Development Management
  • Planning Applications Committee
  • Development Planning and Environment
  • Sustainable Development
  • Building Standards
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health and Food Safety
  • Pest Control
  • Trading Standards

Head of Economic Development: Ewan Green

  • Business and Enterprise
  • Tourism and Events
  • Renewables and Forestry
  • Countryside Services
  • Employability and Skills
  • Strategic Projects
  • Rural Development

Head of Infrastructure and Commissioning: Steven Herriott

  • Environment
  • Waste Management and Recycling
  • Refuse Collection, Contaminated Land, and Street Cleansing
  • Infrastructure
  • Roads, Bridges, Lighting and Car Parks
  • Harbours and Coast Protection
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Network Strategy
  • Traffic Management and School Transport

Head of Integrated Transport and Commissioning: Harry Thomson

  • Sustainable Travel
  • Dumfries and Galloway Buses
  • Fleet Management

The Director is also responsible for Business Services.

Related Information

Contact Details


Planning and Environment Services

Kirkbank House
English Street

Tel: 01387 260100

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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