In fact, no SNP councillor backed his motion to refuse extended permission (although Tories and Independents did).
The vote seems to have scuppered the data farm, stirring up a political hornet's nest in the deep south. A legal challenge is also likely, as councillors considered objections they were told were irrelevant, among others giving credence to a Mr and Mrs Capstick.
The couple objected to the plan on the grounds that: "We chose to live here for the peaceful and picturesque surroundings. This will be ruined should the permission be granted! Our house value will plummet as will houses in the surrounding area." In fact the Capsticks, who run a Cumbrian building firm, bought their Dumfriesshire idyll in October 2010, four months after the data farm's outline permission was given.