South Scotland

Ecclefechan data centre site put up for sale

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Image caption The data centre bid was one of two proposals for the south of Scotland

The company behind plans for a data storage centre on farmland in southern Scotland has confirmed it has pulled out and put the site up for sale.

A spokesman for Scotia Global said it had lost up to £1m on the project at Johnstonebank Farm near Ecclefechan.

The plan collapsed after Dumfries and Galloway Council refused to renew outline consent for the development.

That decision was overturned but Scotia Global said it had decided not to invest any more money in the project.

A similar application to extend planning consent for three years on another company's proposals for a data storage centre at Peelhouses Farm north of Lockerbie was approved by councillors last year.

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