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Annan Regeneration Steering Group

The Annan Regeneration Steering Group has been set up to help economic development in Annan. There are a range of members, from Community groups and local businesses to local Councillors supported by Council Officers.

The aims of the Annan Regeneration Steering Group are:

  • To be an active forum for community and business development for the next 15-20 years.
  • To provide a forum for businesses and the local community to become involved in the future of the Town.
  • To ensure the delivery of the Annan Masterplan by providing a strategic vision and coordinating the delivery of a five year Action Plan.

Steering group meeting dates

The group meet quarterly. If you have an issue you would like raised, contact the Gretna, Lockerbie and Annan Project Officer using the details below.

  • Friday 28 August
  • Friday 11 September
  • Friday 27 November
  • Friday 4 December

All meetings are held at Annan Town Hall from 3.00pm to 4.00pm and are open to the public.

Steering Group Minutes

Minutes from previous steering group meetings are available to download below once approved:

Steering group members

Members of the Annan Regeneration Steering Group are:

Councillor Sean Marshall (Chair)
Councillor Ian Carruthers (Vice Chair)
Jamie Fergusson, Dumfries and Galloway Council
Neil Macgregor
Neil McIntyre, Annan Community Council
Councillor Richard Brodie
Roderick McCallum, Friends of Annan Museum
Councillor Ronnie Ogilvie
David Mundell MP
David Smith, DS Properties
Henry McClelland, Annan Athletic
Julie Robinson, Dumfries and Galloway Council
Jason Syers, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Annan Masterplan / Annan regeneration projects

The Annan Masterplan was put together following extensive community engagement. The resulting plan indentifies a number of key projects which are achievable in the short term (next five years), medium (five to ten years) and long term (15 years +) its aim is to ensure that Annan has a sustainably and vibrant future. The objectives of the plan are:

  • Maximise the economic potential of Annan
  • Secure sustainable economic development and employment opportunities
  • Develop the profile of Annan
  • Integrate enterprise, housing, commerce and leisure
  • Identify development sites in locations that maximise economic impact

Please find the Annan Masterplan below:

pdf icon Executive summary and introduction [1Mb]
pdf icon Baseline - where we are now [709kb]
pdf icon Annan - the place [5Mb]
pdf icon Consultation: What local people want to see [1Mb]
pdf icon Urban Design Framework: Concepts and Key Principles [1Mb]
pdf icon Urban design - guidance, regeneration strategy [3Mb]
pdf icon Action Plan [1Mb]
pdf icon Appendices - funding matrix, living over shops [2Mb]

The current key projects are:

  • Annan Broadband Pilot Project
  • The Riverside Gateway
  • Annan Station Gateway
  • Windermere Road workspace and business park
  • Annan Harbour
  • Annan Community Hub
  • Strategic business relocations

The Masterplan was underpinned by extensive community consultation. One of the roles of the Annan Regeneration Steering group is to ensure that the engagement with the people and businesses of Annan continues through the delivery phase.


For more information about the Annan Regeneration Steering Group and current projects, please contact the Gretna Lockerbie and Annan Project Officer at the details below.

Related Information

Contact Details


Gretna Lockerbie and Annan Project Officer

CX Project
Annan Town Hall

Tel: 01461 207048
Mobile: 07920 528196

External Links

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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