Monthly Archives: June 2014

National Planning Framework 3 & Scottish Planning Policy

The Scottish Government published finalised versions of  Scotland’s third National Planning Framework (NPF3) and Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) on June 23, 2014.

These are two important documents for land-use planning in Scotland.  NPF3 sets the context for development planning and provides a framework for the spatial development of Scotland as a whole.  It sets out the Government’s development priorities over the next 20-30 years and identifies 14 national developments which support the development strategy.

SPP focuses plan making, planning decisions and development design on the Scottish Government’s purpose of creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.

NPF3 and SPP are accompanied by a suite of associated documents and assessments which can be found on:

June Meeting Notfication

June Meeting Notification

The June meeting of Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 30th June 2014 at 7:15pm.

As well as our regular agenda items and matters arising from previous meetings, we have a number of guest speakers attending the June meeting:

  • Kirsty MacKay and Kenny MacDonald from Network Rail will provide us with an update on the bridge works in Larbert.
  • Grant Keenan from Strathyre Properties will provide us with an update on the house building taking place in and around Larbert House.
  • Police Scotland will be providing their monthly update.

All are welcome to attend the meeting and to contribute to discussions or to raise any issues.

If you unable to attend but have any matters you wish to raise, please e-mail us as soon as possible on  or post a comment on our website or Facebook page.

Queen’s Baton Relay – Parking/Waiting Restrictions on Muirhall Road and Carrongrange Avenue

As previously advised the Queen’s Baton Relay is travelling though the Larbert & Stenhousemuir area on Tuesday 24th June 2014.

Falkirk Council has issued a temporary traffic regulation order to prohibit the waiting for any vehicles (except emergency vehicles or those that are part of the convoy for the baton) on both Muirhall Road and Carrongrange Avenue – plus a series of other roads across the wider Falkirk Council area.

  • For Muirhall Road this will be from the point it meets the Inches Roundabout to where it meets Main Street on both sides of the road.
  • For Carrongrange Avenue this will be from its junction with Main Street to where it meets Carrongrange Gardens.

The Order comes into force at 00:01 on 24th June until 21:00 on 24th June. We asked the Roads section at Falkirk Council if waiting will be prohibited for the full length of time of the Order. They have advised that the temporary traffic regulation order is written to cover the period that the baton is in the Falkirk area.  Similar to the Olympic Torch Relay, the restrictions will be ‘rolling’ as and when the baton is in the area and will cease once it has passed. They also advised that from information they have been provided with, it appears that the Baton should leave the Larbert area by 12 noon and the temporary restrictions should not apply from that point.

To view the full Order, please click here: TTRO548 Baton Relay

Tryst Road – Temporary Closure – 14th June 2014

Falkirk Council has advised us that Tryst Road will be closed temporarily from 16:00 hours to 23:59 hours on Saturday 14th June 2014. The roads order being put in place by Falkirk Council will temporarily prohibit vehicles from Tryst Road from at a point 16 metres north or thereby of 116 Tryst Road for a distance of 20 metres or thereby. (This is near the start of the houses after the golf & cricket clubs.) The alternative route is A88 Bellsdyke Road, B902 New Carron Road, King Street, Tryst Road and vice versa. The reason for the closure is to allow carriageway works to be safely undertaken. To view the full order, please click here: Tryst Road Order.

Old Bellsdyke Road – Parking Restrictions

Falkirk Council has now made the order to put parking restrictions (no waiting at any time) in place on Old Bellsdyke Road on the north side near to the junction with Stirling Road for a distance of 47 metres. The order will take effect on 17 July 2014.

For full details of the order and the exact location of the proposed restrictions, please see: TRO-14-008