Affordable housing plans lodged for Kippen site

cala homesCALA Homes (West) has submitted a planning application to Stirling Council for a proposed housing development in Kippen.

The housebuilder is proposing a development of 31 homes on the Oakwood site, which is allocated for housing in the adopted Stirling Local Development Plan 2014.

The proposed private for sale housing mix will comprise of 3-bedroom semi-detached and 4 and 5-bedroom detached homes, whilst 10 affordable homes will also feature with a range of 1 and 2-bedroom cottage flats, and 3-bedroom semi-detached homes.

The affordable housing provision will equate to 33% of the total number of homes proposed on the site and is expected to be delivered by CALA for Rural Stirling Housing Association.

This level of affordable housing provision is in accordance with Stirling Council planning policy and will deliver a number of new affordable homes in an area where the council has identified a high level of affordable housing need.

CALA said the proposed development embodies its distinctive style.

Graham McNeil, land director for CALA Homes (West), said: “In submitting our planning application to Stirling Council, we are showing our commitment to delivering a range and choice of high quality private and affordable homes in this picturesque village.

“Kippen offers a wonderful setting for our award-winning housing range, and we’re sure that our spacious and contemporary homes will appeal to buyers looking to lay down roots in a semi-rural yet convenient location, just a short distance away from both Stirling and Glasgow.

“There’s a real demand for housing in this popular area and we’re confident that our proposed development will address that need.

“We’re looking forward to progressing our plans for the site as we believe that our proposals respond well to the setting and that they will positively enhance what is already an established and very well-regarded village.”

The planning application was validated by Stirling Council on 31 October 2017 and CALA is targeting a positive planning decision before the end of 2017.

If planning permission is granted, work could start on site in Summer 2018, with the first residents taking occupation in Summer 2019.