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Plans for new Stirling village submitted

Words: Laura Edgar
Plean: New village planned between Plean and Bannockburn / Thomas Nugent

Developer Springfield Properties has submitted plans for a 3,002-home village on a 240-hectare site on land between Plean and the Bannockburn.

The plans also include the formation of open space and landscaping, as well as a primary school at Durieshill.

According to a supporting statement submitted with the application, the 3,002 homes will comprise a range of homes including 25 per cent affordable homes, retirement housing and care facilities. The village is “anticipated to grow organically over a 30-year period”. The affordable housing is proposed to be delivered in partnership with Stirling Council and housing associations.

The core of the village will be pedestrian-friendly, incorporating housing, retail, offices and places to eat and drink, for which planning permission is also being sought.

In the village core, the supporting statement notes that there will be community facilities located on a “Community Campus”, but these are subject to a separate planning application by Stirling Council. It is anticipated that on this campus there will be a primary and secondary school, built modularly over time, and potentially a library and café.

A second primary school is proposed for a 4.5-acre site adjacent to Roman Road, which will be also be subject to a separate planning application. A business park also features in the plans.

Access to the village will be from the A872, linking it to Roman Road, with a new roundabout to be built on the A872 to allow for a second access point leading to the business park.

Existing woodland will be retained as part of the masterplan, with new woodland and landscaping to be created. A network of paths and cycle routes also feature in the plans.

It is thought that 50 homes will be built during 2019 and 2020, should plans be approved, 75 the following year and then about 100 homes a year thereafter.

All supporting documents and the proposed site plans can be found on Stirling Council’s website. The planning application can also be found on the council website (pdf).

Image credit | Thomas Nugent