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Falkirk Wheel masterplan wins planning approval

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April 27 2011

Falkirk Wheel masterplan wins planning approval
Outline plans for the regeneration of land around the Falkirk Wheel have been approved by Falkirk Council – subject to conditions.

Tamfourhill to the east of Falkirk, comprises some 58 acres of canalside development land and is being developed by a partnership between Falkirk Council and British Waterways.

It will see a mile long corridor along the Forth and Clyde canal transformed into a new waterside quarter replete with homes, a hotel, marina, retail & leisure facilities and a public square around the B listed Union Inn.

These facilities would be split up into three distinctive urban “personalities”, a high density ‘hub’, medium density housing and low density housing and woodland.

The scheme is being designed by Michael Laird Architects.
A 50 berth marina would integrate with the canal
A 50 berth marina would integrate with the canal
The mile long corridor will be split into three distinctive zones
The mile long corridor will be split into three distinctive zones

4 Comments

Geoff Crowley
#1 Posted by Geoff Crowley on 27 Apr 2011 at 11:56 AM
Where do the Kelpies (Andy Scott) fit into this picture? Is there another shiplift between canal and Carron?
The Bairn
#2 Posted by The Bairn on 27 Apr 2011 at 18:55 PM
Well I can exclusively reveal that the hostelry in question - Union Inn - is located at Lock 16. The clue is in the name.
No more Kelpies on the horizon as far as I know although not ruling out some local councillors waking up next to one if the whole scheme goes belly up. Also good to see a decent Architects practice is onboard (no pun intended)
Dave Anderson
#3 Posted by Dave Anderson on 1 May 2011 at 18:41 PM
Who is the decent Architects practice involved? The only practice name I see is Michael Laird Architects?
The Bairn
#4 Posted by The Bairn on 3 May 2011 at 18:17 PM
sounds like a disgruntled former employee of MLA who is now picking up JSA....sour grapes anyone?

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