Monthly Archives: June 2016

New Housing Development Consultation – Stirling Road, Larbert

Gladman Scotland held a Public exhibition today (28th June 2016) to consult with the local community on its plans for houses on existing farm land adjacent to Stirling Road in Larbert.

The plans being proposed include:
• Around 90 new homes.
• Mix of housing types – from terraced to detached properties (limited to 2 storeys).
• 25% affordable homes.
• New junction and access road from Stirling Road.
• Footpath links between Stirling Road and Larbert Loch.
• Area of parkland to the west between the development and Larbert Loch.

If you missed today’s exhibition, you can view the exhibition boards by clicking here: http://www.your-views.co.uk/uploads/images/Larbert/160627_Larbert-June%20Consultation%20Board.pdf

You can provide feedback and respond to the consultation up to 22nd July 2016 by filling out the online questionnaire which can be found by clicking here: http://www.your-views.co.uk/larbert-comment/

Following the consultation period, it is intended that an application for Planning Permission in Principle would be submitted in due course to Falkirk Council by Gladmand Scotland which would include a Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) report. This PAC report will include details of how comments and suggestions have been taken on board.

Please share this information with any residents you know who may be interested in responding to this consultation.

[If you have any comments you would also like the Community Council to consider in relation to this proposal, please leave a comment here or e-mail us at lst-cc@virginmedia.com]

June Community Council Meeting – 27.6.2016

The June meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 27th June 2016 at 7:15pm.

•To view the agenda for the meeting, please click here: LSTCC – Agenda – 27June 2016

As well as our standing agenda items and our monthly Police, Community Safety Team and Youth Reports, we will also specifically be discussing:

•Increases in Anti-Social Behaviour with Sergeant Ally Goldie from Police Scotland

•Parking at Forth Valley Royal Hospital with Mark Craske from NHS Forth Valley

•Update on Developments at ASDA in Stenhousemuir including proposed filling station with Alan Jones, Senior Communications Manager, ASDA.

We will also have feedback from our meeting today with Gladman Scotland about the proposed residential development and associated landscaping on the land at Stirling Road, and feedback from the public consultation meeting on Thursday to discuss plans for the restoration of the derelict Torwood quarry, removal of soil heaps and the erection of a dwelling house and office.

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

If you are unable to attend the meeting but have any matters you wish to raise with us, please e-mail us as soon as possible on lst-cc@virginmedia.com or post a comment here on our Facebook page.

To view the minutes from our last meeting which was held on Monday 30th May 2016, please click here: LSTCC Minutes – 30 May 2016

Edinburgh Airport Flight Path Consultation – letsgofurther.com

Edinburgh Airport is asking for your views on the potential impact of altering flight paths above Edinburgh that maximise operational benefits and minimise community impact. One of the proposed arrival routes would go over the Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood area 76 days per year with planes at a height of 4000-7000ft.

The consultation is open until 12 September 2016. More information and details of how to comment on the consultation, can be found at letsgofurther.com

Stewartfield, Larbert

 

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The Community Council is doing a quick consultation to gather views on initial ideas to develop the playing fields at Stewartfield in Larbert. This is the area of ground behind the flats on Main Street and on Victoria Road.

When RSNH closed, the community lost the playing fields that were there. At the time, the NHS gave £100,000 to Falkirk Council to help develop alternative community playing fields in the local area. Approximately £25K of this has been spent making improvements to the playing fields opposite Falkirk Golf Club leaving £75K. As a result there is funding in place to carry out works to improve other local playing fields.

Falkirk Community Trust on behalf of Falkirk Council is now looking at options for the remaining £75K.

Stewartfield at present needs to be re-turfed and new goals supplied. It has been proposed that it could change from 11 a side pitch to two 7 a side pitches with the possible option of adding a 4 a side pitch at a later date for younger children. The pitches would not be bookable and would be available to the public.

Falkirk Community Trust wish to know what the community would like to see take place. We are aware that there is a lack of good quality, safe playing fields and open space in the area for young people and would like to hear your views on proposals for Stewartfield.

Please leave comments here or e-mail us at lst-cc@virginmedia.com

Please share with anyone you know who may have an interest in this.

Stirling Road, Larbert – Proposed Residential Development, Access, Landscaping and Associated Works on Land at Stirling Road.

The Community Council has received a proposal of application notice relating to a proposed residential development on land at Stirling Road in Larbert.

Following the 12-week consultation period, the developers intend to seek planning permission in principle for the development.

A site location plan is attached below to this post showing the application site boundary in red. The developer has advised that not all of the land would be proposed for development, and that substantial areas would be retained and enhanced as open public space.

The developers are keen to hear the views of local residents and as part of the 12-week public consultation period, they will be holding a formal public exhibition of the proposals at Larbert Bowling Club on Tuesday 28th June 2016 between 3pm and 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

Stirling Road Larbert

Local Groups celebrate windfall!

 

Torwood Community Woodland is just one of six groups who are celebrating a windfall thanks to a grant from the first round of the Todhill (Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood) Wind Farm Fund.

 

Torwood Community Woodland received £3,150 to help improve and upgrade sections of core paths through woodlands, remove some windblown trees close to trees and develop interpretative signage to mark the paths and inform people about the wildlife and history of the area.

 

Joanna Stevenson Chair, Torwood Community Woodland said:  “Torwood Community Woodland Group is very happy to have been awarded a grant from the Todhill Fund. We will use the funding to make repairs to key pathways which have been badly damaged in recent wet weather. These repairs will enable safer access into the woodland in and around the Iron Age broch, known as the Tappoch, and allow more people to enjoy this special woodland.”

 

Other beneficiaries included Stenhousemuir Football Club, Larbert Old Playgroup, Tryst Community Sport Club, 89th Stenhousemuir Scout Groups and Communities Along the Carron Association.

 

A Fund Panel Member commented: “It was great to see community groups responding to the opportunity for support from this new local fund. The Community Action Planning work that was done last year helped set the criteria and priorities for the Fund which we want to be sure will preserve and develop the area of Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood as a great, friendly place to live.”

The fund has re-opened and groups have until the 5th September 2016 to submit their application, with decisions due in October.

 

For more information about the fund please visit https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/todhill/ or telephone 0131 524 0300