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Go-ahead for 3,000-home Stirling scheme

Words: Roger Milne
Durieshill Village Core / Springfield Properties

A £650 million development set to deliver more than 3,000 homes, two new schools and community facilities for the city of Stirling has been approved by the local planning authority, subject to a s78 agreement.

Housebuilder Springfield Properties’ latest “village” development, at Durieshill, bounded to the north and east by the M9 and A872, is earmarked for a 268-hectare site that includes former coal mining areas, quarries and some ancient woodland to the south of the city centre. It is close to the boundary with Falkirk Council.

The 3,012 new homes are a mix of houses and flats, 25 per cent of which will be affordable. The plans include 30 units for residential care accommodation.

Also involved is a village core providing shops and a café alongside a community campus as well as a library and a primary and secondary school.

Innes Smith, CEO of Springfield Properties, said: “We are delighted to have received approval for Durieshill, which we believe is the largest detailed planning application to have been approved in Scotland.

“Durieshill will be a beautiful country village with more than half of its area as woodland, community landscaping, allotments and pocket parks. The village will link easily, via walking, cycle and bus routes that connect throughout Durieshill, to the wider Stirling area. Construction of the village will also support hundreds of jobs and apprenticeships.

“This will be our fourth village development and this consent is an important milestone in the delivery on our strategy.”

Image credit | Springfield Properties