Bridge of Allan New Town plans hit turbulence
September 3 2012Save Bridge of Allan’ banner to thwart it.
The ruckus stems from a proposal of application notice lodged by the dairy business in partnership with house builder MacTaggart and Mickel for 800 homes at Airthrey Green.
Incorporating a public park, allotments, sports pitches, primary school and infrastructure improvements the scheme hasn’t gone unnoticed locally, drawing objections from 600 residents.
Residents fear however that the loss of greenbelt land will negatively impact upon both existing villages, which will also struggle with an increased traffic load.
Commenting on the draft plan, Councillor Campbell said: “Other than wishing to protect the green belt, local amenity and coalescence between Bridge of Allan and Causewayhead, a question mark also hangs over the continuous flooding problems experienced at the Airthrey Kerse site.”
“It is equally important, of course, to ensure that Stirling has a Development Plan which is fit for purpose for the next 20 years. Planning officers have put in a tremendous amount of work to date, but we will need to look at alternative solutions that not only meet our future housing and infrastructure needs, but are also acceptable to our local communities.”
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