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Graham’s warn £20m Stirling dairy won’t proceed without housing ok

March 31 2015

Graham’s warn £20m Stirling dairy won’t proceed without housing ok
Graham’s is to build a £20m dairy, research and training facility on farmland at Craigforth, Stirling, subject to approval of a controversial housing estate at the dairy’s existing Airthrey Kerse base in Bridge of Allan.

The dairy business wants to build an 800 home community on greenbelt land around the town to finance its expanded operation, drawing hundreds of complaints.

Robert Graham, Graham’s managing director, said: “The £20m capital expenditure for our new dairy is subject to the outcome of our Airthrey Green development proposals currently sitting with Stirling Council. This exciting and much needed housing and amenity project on our land at Airthrey Kerse would provide significant capital to strategically invest in the long-term future of our business. 

“Should these not come forward then Graham’s will have to continue a multi-site investment programme across Scotland that would inevitably be at the expense of the Stirling economy.”

A full planning application will be lodged in June although architects have not yet been appointed at this stage.

1 Comment

#1 Posted by neil on 31 Mar 2015 at 09:48 AM
stories recently of milk floods appearing in bridge of allan don't help allay fears of inherent flood and drainage issues across the proposed development site impacting on neighbouring properties.

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