Monthly Archives: January 2015

Foundry Loan – Waiting Restrictions Proposals

Falkirk Council has now published its proposed order to prohibit waiting and parking at all times on Foundry Loan in Larbert. The proposals extend from the junction with Main Street to just past the junction with Torlea Place on Broomage Avenue. The proposals are for double yellow lines on both sides of Foundry Loan.

The reason for the Order is to control parking, prevent obstruction by parked vehicles thereby improving road safety, to facilitate access to properties, and to provide more appropriate restrictions to parking in the Larbert and Stenhousemuir area.

The Order is entitled: THE FALKIRK COUNCIL (RESTRICTION ON WAITING AND PARKING PLACES) (FOUNDRY LOAN, LARBERT) (AMENDMENT NO.9) (TRO 14/036) ORDER 2014

Full details may be inspected at Abbotsford House, David’s Loan, Falkirk and One-Stop Shop, Callendar Sq, Falkirk, Mon-Fri between 9.30am – 4.30pm, between 29/01/15 – 19/02/15 and by clicking here: Foundry Loan – TRO-14-036.

Please note that objectors to the Order, must state their grounds for objection in writing, to Falkirk Council by 19/02/15. Objections should be addressed to: Head of Roads and Design, Abbotsford House, David’s Loan, Falkirk, FK2 7YZ. Alternatively, objectors can e-mail objections to adteam3.ds@falkirk.gov.uk.

Should you have any comments you wish the Community Council to consider in relation to the proposed order, please post a comment here or contact us on lst-cc@virginmedia.com

Foundry Loan – Speed Cushions & Parking

For some time, we have been seeking a long-term solution with Falkirk Council to the concerns that have been raised by local residents in relation to the speed cushions and parking on Foundry Loan.

Falkirk Council has advised us that it is now their intention to retain the existing speed cushions. They also intend to pursue a traffic regulation order which will seek to put in place extensive double yellow line waiting restrictions to ensure large vehicles can straddle the cushions which they advise should minimise the disruption experienced in neighbouring residential properties.

The process of initiating the double yellow lines will be subject to a statutory legal consultation process with the local community. We will post more detailed information when this process commences.

If you have any comments on this in advance of the formal consultation period that you would like the Community Council to consider, please let us know by posting a comment here or e-mailing us at lst-cc@virginmedia.com

Proposed Flats in Old Police Station/Registry Office in Stenhousemuir

Falkirk Council has put their designs on display at the One Stop Shop in Stenhousemuir for the 18 flats (9 1-bedroom and 9 2-bedroom flats) they hope to build on the site of the former Police Station and Registry Office in Stenhousemuir. They intend to retain the existing Main Street façade of the building with a new build behind the facade. The flats would be built over 3 floors (with a lift) and would be social housing owned and managed by Falkirk Council.

The designs will be on display for another few weeks at the One Stop Shop and Falkirk Council is welcoming comments on the proposals.

The Community Council will discuss the proposals as well at our next meeting on Monday 26th January. Please note this is a community consultation at this stage in advance of the finalisation of the plans by Falkirk Council.

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Bridge Works – Main Street, Larbert – Important update on forthcoming road closures, night shift working and temporary traffic lights

Network Rail has now confirmed the following dates for final works being undertaken to complete the bridgeworks in Larbert. Letters are being distributed to line side neighbours today. The works and dates advised in the letter are summarised below. To view the full letter in pdf format, please click here: Larbert letter 12.1.15.

The work includes the removal of the temporary pedestrian bridge, surface jointing, snagging and some final finishing works. Traffic management has been planned to reduce the impact on daytime traffic.

Falkirk Local Development Plan – Consultation on Supplementary Guidance

Falkirk Council is preparing and consulting on a range of Supplementary Guidance (SG) which will accompany the Local Development Plan (LDP). At this stage, they have published, and are seeking comments on the following three draft Supplementary Guidance notes: Continue reading

Larbert to Dorrator Link Path Upgrade

Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) has advised that work will begin on 16 January 2015 to upgrade the track that links the new Dorrator bridge over the River Carron with the Lade path to a sealed surface. Full details are on the map of the location.

Funding for the project has been secured from Sustrans, Falkirk Environment Trust, Central Scotland Green Network Development Fund & Falkirk Council.

The works will be completed by the end of March 2015, and it is likely that temporary path diversions will be necessary while the upgrade work is underway. To view the diversions, please click here: Poster – Diversions

CSGNT has been working with Falkirk Council, Communities Along the Carron Association (CATCA) and Larbert & Stenhousemuir Environmental Response Group (LASER) to identify and deliver a range of access and environmental improvements along the River Carron and the surrounding area. As part of this work, a 6-mile long path network connecting Larbert, Stenhousemuir, Camelon, Mungal and Bainsford is being developed. These works include the replacement of the old Swing Bridge and the new path link through the Camelon playing fields which were delivered in 2014.

Larbert to Dorrator Link Path Upgrade

Proposed New Council Housing Development

Falkirk Council’s proposals for the redevelopment into housing of the old Stenhousemuir Police Station and Registry Office site, will be on display at the Council’s Housing Office in Stenhousemuir Town Centre on Monday 19th January 2015 between 9:30am-1:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm.

The Council’s architect and a housing officer will be in attendance to provide details on the proposal, and answer any queries.

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Falkirk Council’s Budget Consultation

Have Your Say! There are only 2 days left to comment on Falkirk Council’s savings proposals.

For more information on Falkirk Council’s proposals to save a further £40m over the next 3 years, please see: http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/…/consultati…/budget-consultation/

The proposals cover many areas of service delivery across all the Council’s departments including education, housing and social work services. The tabs on the left hand side of the website detail the proposals in each service area.

The consultation closes on 10 January 2015.

2015 Community Council Meetings

Happy New Year! The dates for our 2015 meetings are as follows:

  • Monday 26 January 2015
  • Monday 23 February 2015
  • Monday 30 March 2015
  • Monday 27 April 2015
  • Monday 25 May 2015
  • Monday 29 June 2015
  • No meeting in July
  • Monday 31 August 2015
  • Monday 28 September 2015 (AGM)
  • Monday 26 October 2015
  • Monday 30 November 2015
  • No meeting in December

Meetings start at 7:15pm and are normally held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church.

Our meetings are all held in public. Everyone is welcome to attend and contribute to discussions at our meetings.

We regularly invite key speakers along on topical issues as well as receiving a monthly Police report and also a youth report from senior pupils at Larbert High School.

Our agendas and minutes, along with other useful news and information, are available on the following webpage:
http://lstcommunitycouncil.org.uk/meetings/

If you can’t make it along to our meetings, we can be contacted through this website or our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LSTCommunityCouncil/) or by e-mail on lst-cc@virginmedia.com

You can also follow us on Twitter: @LST_CC