Monthly Archives: February 2015

Foundry Loan – Waiting Restrictions

Many thanks for all the comments we have received in relation to Falkirk Council’s proposals for double yellow lines on Foundry Loan.

We have submitted the following response to Falkirk Council:

“Dear Sirs

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

We write in relation to the above Order which seeks to address the parking and safety issues on Foundry Loan.

The Community Council has received a considerable volume of representation from local residents on this. The majority of residents who have contacted us are in favour of the double yellow lines and welcome them, as does the Community Council.

There are a few observations that have been made by residents to us in relation to the Order. One of the main observations made by some residents is that the double yellow lines may force parking into the surrounding side streets/estates with the potential result that similar inconsiderate parking occurs. We are also aware of proposals for parking charges at the station which if implemented may also exacerbate the on-street parking situation. We have received comments over the requirement to increase capacity at the main Foundry Loan car park. Some suggestions have been made to the Community Council that a second floor of parking could be considered as a solution or that the under-utilised bus turning circle could be turned into additional parking.

In conclusion, however, we are in favour of the proposed waiting restrictions being put in place in the interests of road safety.

Should you have any queries in relation to this response, please let us know.

Yours faithfully Etc.”

River Carron Path Network Update

We received a quick update today from the Central Scotland Green Network on the path works currently underway between Dorrator Bridge and Carronvale Road. They advised that the works are progressing well and the contractors will now begin work on the junction between the Lade Path and the bridge over the Lade at the foot of Carronvale Road. This means that the diversions shown in blue on the poster (link below) will be in place as of Monday 23rd February for a period of 3 weeks.

Diversion Poster – Poster – Diversions – 18.2.15

Flooding on Tryst Road

After some preliminary drainage works at Tryst Road, Falkirk Council has advised us that it has found a solution to the flooding issue.

In order for Roads Services to effect a repair, Tryst Road will be required to be closed. This closure will be effective from Tuesday 17th February 0930hrs until Friday 20th February 1530hrs. This notice will be advertised online and in the local press this week. Please note that we have clarified with Falkirk Council that the closure will be from Tuesday to Friday.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times during these works.

To view the full extent of the works and the road closure order, please see: Tryst Road – TTRO668
We are continuing to liaise with Falkirk Council over the ongoing flooding issues outside the Spar Shop on Broomage Avenue and on Bellsdyke Road.
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Dart Energy Coal Bed Methane Planning Appeals Update

The Community Council received the following advice from the Scottish Government’s Department for Planning & Environmental Appeals today in relation to the Dart Energy planning applications:

“Our refs: PPA-240-2032 & PPA-390-2029

6 February 2015

Dear Sir/Madam

PLANNING PERMISSION APPEALS: LAND LOCATED 230M SOUTH OF POWDRAKE FARMHOUSE, POWDRAKE ROAD, NEAR AIRTH, PLEAN AND LETHAM MOSS, FALKIRK

I refer to the announcement made in the Scottish Parliament on 28 January 2015 by Mr Fergus Ewing, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, that there is to be a moratorium on granting consents for unconventional oil and gas developments in Scotland while further research and a public consultation is carried out. The moratorium is to continue until work including a full public health assessment, and a review of current planning guidance and environmental guidance, is complete.

Having regard to the announcement and to the fact that it is likely that further procedure will be required in these appeals in order to consider the outcome of the assessment and review and any other relevant matters that may arise before the moratorium comes to an end, the reporters will suspend work on their report to Ministers and the appeals will be sisted to await the outcome of that process.”