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Falkirk Council deliberate on 500-home Polmont neighbourhood

October 24 2022

Falkirk Council deliberate on 500-home Polmont neighbourhood

A major £120m development at Gilston Park, Polmont, is to go before Falkirk Council's planning committee tomorrow.

Property company Hansteen is seeking planning permission in principle for a 55.6-acre green field site, opening the door for Cala Homes to design and deliver approximately 500 new homes, a quarter of which will be affordable.

Gilmont Park is recommended for approval and will incorporate large areas of parkland as well as an urban centre hosting potential retail and commercial spaces. 49% of the total land area will remain as open ground, focusing on a central park and wetland fostering play, sport and active travel.

Ian Conway from Cala Homes commented: “Assisting in the overall regeneration of the site, the extensive greenspaces including linked parks, play areas and general amenities will also create new and enhanced habitat areas that will contribute significant environmental and social benefits for both the future residents and the wider local community.”

A range of infrastructure improvements is also planned, including an upgrade to junction 4 of the M9 and additional bus services. 


Fat Bloke on Tour
#1 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 24 Oct 2022 at 12:10 PM
Need to revisit the size of the site ...

55.6 acre site with 51% open space = Red Road flats levels of housing density.

Also what is affordable in this context -- rent levels?

3 bed terrace = £600/700 pcm vs £900/1000 pcm at market rates for Falkirk?

#2 Posted by MV on 24 Oct 2022 at 15:30 PM
Nice sketch MT. Show a nice big green space... there is nothing else to see here!

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