Council refuses two applications for almost 700 homes near Plean

Stirling Council has refused two applications from Persimmon Homes to develop land to the east of Plean around Cushenquarter Farm.

Persimmon Homes was seeking permission to build 500 residential units, an access off the A9 Main Street and the erection of a primary school. Its application sought planning permission in principle, with the details of the proposal, including layout, housing types and parking to be confirmed in subsequent applications.

The housebuilder’s second application sought full planning permission for 198 residential units with a new access off the A9 Main Street and open space.

Both applications were presented before Stirling Council’s planning and regulation panel yesterday.

Panel convenor, Councillor Alasdair Macpherson, said: “Stirling Council has sought to ensure that there would be sufficient school capacity and healthcare facilities to accommodate these developments. The matter of road safety was also not addressed by the applicant.

“It is, in part, due to the lack of commitment from the developer to secure such capacity that these applications have been refused.”

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