Dumfries new hospital plans approved
Proposals for a new £200m general hospital on the outskirts of Dumfries have been approved by planning committee councillors.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway has earmarked farmland at the Garroch roundabout for the 350-bed facility.
There is also provision for more than 100 staff residences, a helipad and parking for nearly 1,000 cars.
It will replace the existing infirmary building, constructed in the 1970s, on the Bankend Road.
A number of other potential locations for the development - including the current site - were ruled out.
The Scottish government has earmarked funds to finance the replacement for the town's infirmary.