Housing development in Bannockburn gets green light

Housing development in Bannockburn gets green light

Plans to build more than 40 houses in Bannockburn have been given conditional approval by Stirling Council’s planning and regulation panel.

The proposed development covers an area that extends from Milnepark Road to the north and Newlands Road to the west. Of the 41 detached and semi-detached houses in the application, 10 will be designated for affordable rent.

Existing buildings on a brownfield site at Builders Yard, Bentheads, would be demolished to accommodate the development. Landscaping in the form of hedges, trees and shrub is also proposed for the site, while developer contributions will be sought for the additional pressures on local secondary education provision and to upgrade local play areas.

Members of the council’s planning and regulation panel approved the application last week subject to a Section 75 Legal Agreement and a number of conditions.

This included updates to conditions 27 and 28, which relate to surface water run-off and a phasing plan for infrastructure and open space, respectively.

The other conditions include:

  • No development will take place until remediation works address land instability arising from historic coal mining
  • A comprehensive contaminated land investigation must be submitted to and approved prior to the start of any work
  • The proposed pedestrian path to the south of the site will be constructed before any home is occupied
  • The submission and approval of a comprehensive travel plan
  • The undertaking of a badger sett survey as part of an ecology report
  • A revised landscape plan.

The application attracted 11 representation, with eight objections and three comments.

Councillor Alasdair MacPherson, chair of Stirling Council’s planning and regulation panel, said: “We know there were some concerns from local residents about past contamination of the land where this development will take place and, as part of the conditions, a rigorous investigation of the site will take place before any work gets underway.

“This application will see the development of vacant and brownfield land and buildings in Bannockburn into high-quality, mixed housing which will help support a vibrant and sustainable community.”

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