Category Archives: Consultation

Stenhousemuir Bowling Club licence changes – your views

Your Community Council is keen to hear your views on a recent application
to amend Stenhousemuir Bowling Club’s licence.

The current licence allows the Club to open from 10am to midnight (MondayThursday
and Sunday) and 10am to 1am (Friday and Saturday). In addition it
has an off-sales licence Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm. During its
opening hours the Club can sell alcohol, bar meals, run functions, hold club
meetings, provide facilities for dancing, organise indoor and outdoor sports
and show televised sports.

The Club has now asked for an alteration to this licence to hold additional
activities within the Club and in the area outside of the building. These
additional activities are:
• restaurant facilities,
• conference facilities,
• outdoor drinking in the seated areas to the north and south of the Bowling
• charity nights and children’s parties.
• recorded music, live performance and televised sport before opening
hours (no alcohol will be sold at these).
The Club also wants to increase access for children and young people until
1030pm or until the end of a function. They would have access to the Club
Room and outside drinking area. The current opening hours apply to these
additional activities as well. This would include Club members and people
attending functions.

We are gathering views from people so we can advise the Licencing Board of
your views. We have to make comments by 15 May so time is short. If you
have any views please let us know through any of the options below:


Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council


Nominations are now open for community councillors to represent each Community Council area.

To stand for election to the Community Council you must be:

– resident in the area you are applying to stand in
– listed on the electoral register
– over 18 years of age

Nominations close on Monday 13 November 2017 at 4pm.

The current Community Council will stand down at midnight on 12th December.

Full details about the process can be found at:

Proposed Residential Development – Stirling Road, Larbert – UPDATED PROPOSALS AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION

The Community Council has received a Proposal of Application from Gladman Scotland in relation to a forthcoming application for planning permission in principle for residential development, access, landscaping, open space and associated works, on land at Stirling Road, Larbert.

A Public Exhibition will be held by Gladman Scotland on Tuesday 13th June at Larbert Bowling Club, Pretoria Road, Larbert, FK5 4NB from 3.00pm until 7.00pm. A series of exhibition boards will be displayed providing the background to the proposals and identifying the factors which will influence the proposals.

Representatives from Gladman Scotland will attend to talk you through the updated proposals should you wish to attend.

Alternatively, Gladman Scotland has created a website which will be kept up to date as matters progress, see .

Comments can be submitted to Gladman Scotland up to 25th July 2017. Full details of how to comment are on the website.

Please note, any comments made at this stage do not replace the formal planning application consultation process, where representations should be made directly to Falkirk Council once a planning application has been submitted.

April 2017 Community Council Meeting

The April meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 24th April at 7:15pm.

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

We will specifically be discussing the Todhill Wind Farm Fund, a series of consultations (see more details below) and planning applications including the current Ineos planning application in Grangemouth.

We will also have our monthly reports from Police Scotland, Larbert High School and Falkirk Council’s Community Safety Team – CST – April 2017 – Report.

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 or post a comment here on our Facebook page.


There are a large number of consultations requiring consideration which we would like to bring to your attention.

We will be discussing these at our April meeting. Residents can also respond directly to all of these consultations.

If there are any matters you would wish to raise with the Community Council to help inform our response, please let us know by either attending our meeting on Monday 24th April 2017 or e-mailing us at

The consultations are as follows:

Talking “Fracking” – A Consultation on Unconventional Oil and Gas – Community Consultation Event – Monday 8th May 7:30pm – Halls of Larbert Old Church

We will be holding a community consultation event to assist with the response to this important consultation for our area. All are invited to attend and contribute. We have arranged impartial facilitators to assist with the event.

Todhill Wind Farm Fund – Vote for your favourite logo

The Tod Hill Wind Farm Community Panel is delighted to have shortlisted four submissions for a logo for the Fund which distributes £24,000 per year to community projects.

The submissions have come from Larbert High School and the Panel really appreciate the efforts of both pupils and teachers who have been involved in this initiative.

But now it’s your turn… have 2 weeks to vote for the one you think should represent the Fund and which will then be used on all future Fund material.

To vote, please click on the link below which will take you to a Survey Monkey quiz with one question. Please click to choose one logo and then click “done” at the bottom.

Thanks for voting!

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:

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:

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]

Edinburgh Airport Flight Path Consultation –

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

Stewartfield, Larbert



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

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