There is a vacancy for a shop supervisor for the new SHAX shop which will soon be opening in Dumfries town centre. 

SHAX is an independent local charity based in The Crichton, Dumfries, charity number SC 042940.  We provide practical help to people facing crisis through poverty and/or homelessness. We also provide volunteering and work placement opportunities for local people.

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Dumfries and Galloway Council are contacting you with advance notice that, following member approval on June 15th 2021, we will be carrying out 6 weeks public consultation on the proposed Dumfries and Galloway Council Local Development Plan 2 Supplementary Guidance for Sustainability – Reducing Carbon Emissions in Buildings. As this guidance is proposed to be implemented throughout the region we are notifying all Community Councils in Dumfries and Galloway.

This supplementary guidance (SG) provides further information and advice on the final bullet point of Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) policy OP1(f) Development Considerations (Sustainability). This part of the policy requires all new buildings being required to demonstrate that a proportion of the carbon emissions reduction standard set by Scottish Building Regulations will be met through the installation and operation of low and zero carbon technologies.  The relevant building standards and percentage contribution required is set out in supplementary guidance. The supplementary guidance will be kept under review to ensure that the proportion of the carbon emissions reduction standard to be met by these technologies will increase over time.

On Friday 25 June 2021, Dumfries and Galloway Council commences a public consultation on the draft Local Development Plan 2: Sustainability – Reducing Carbon Emissions in Buildings Supplementary Guidance.  The consultation will last until Monday 9 August 2021 and the document will be available to view online from 25 June 2021 at:

For further information in relation to this consultation please contact the Local Development Plan Team on 030 33 33 3000 and ask for the Local Plan Team or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To make any comment on the above document, please do so via e-mail by Monday 9 August 2021 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kind regards,
Local Development Plan Team
Development Planning
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Kirkbank House, English Street
Dumfries, DG1 2HS

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