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December 13 2021

Planning in principle sought for Thornhill urban extension

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.

A greenfield site on the western approach to the village has been earmarked for development
A greenfield site on the western approach to the village has been earmarked for development
A local agricultural business will relocate its premises to facilitate development
A local agricultural business will relocate its premises to facilitate development

3 Comments

Mrs Wilson
#1 Posted by Mrs Wilson on 16 Dec 2021 at 10:00 AM
Totally irresponsible for you to promote this Urban Realm. This is a major proposal for Planning in Principle that most of our village is only just hearing about due to virtually zero public engagement during the Planning Application Notice phase. Completely against the Local Development Plan, unsustainable development and no desire from the greedy developers to find out what Thornhill actually needs or can support in terms of development.
TheFakeArchitect
#2 Posted by TheFakeArchitect on 16 Dec 2021 at 16:59 PM
What a nonsense comment Mrs Wilson. UR aren't "promoting" it as you suggest, they are simply reporting it as they do with lots of other proposals across the country. Have they just to ignore it because you don't like it? I can only assume you are new to the forum. If UR only reported on projects that everyone liked, there would be nothing to see on the website. ps. I know nothing of the development, but I'll hazard a guess that the developer has complied with all public engagement that is required.
Banksy
#3 Posted by Banksy on 17 Dec 2021 at 16:33 PM
Don't think its accurate to say there was virtually no public engagement....A quick look on the planning portal submission (open to public review and comment) shows that during the PAN notification period the developers notified three local community groups; held in person meetings with the community with online consultation access for those not in attendance with a dedicated website and contact form; hard copies of the proposals issued to all local postcodes; and advertised in the local newspaper.

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