Planning in principle sought for Thornhill urban extension
December 13 2021
Planning permission in principle is sought for an urban extension to Thornhill, Stirling, by developing 8 hectares of arable land.
Led by Inverdunning with Pegasus planning consultants and Ark Architecture + Design the residential-led masterplan includes provision for business, industrial and retail space in addition to public realm improvements by DWA.
Around 70 homes are planned for the northern edge of the site, which lies around nine miles west of Stirling, joining with the existing village at its southeastern extremity where several agricultural buildings are to be relocated to the far north-west.
These are to be demolished save for an unlisted former Tannery managers house, which will be refurbished for community use alongside new retail.
In a statement, the design team wrote: "The concept masterplan envisages a new public space at the road junction, north-west of the village Main Street, connecting the various existing path networks in this local, and providing a safe environment centred around a new retail and community hub.
"The provision of the hub at a key location on the entrance to the village from the west, with potential shopping, family restaurant and car parking facilities would benefit the village as a whole, whilst enhancing the visual aspect."
The Boquhapple Burn, which defines the eastern edge of development, will be enhanced as a wildlife corridor and integrated within a local path network.
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