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The Future of the Community Council…

Some very disappointing news…..

Falkirk Council only received 2 nominations for the 11 spaces available to form a new Community Council over the next 4 years within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood area. This means that at this stage a new Community Council cannot be formed when the current one stands down in a few weeks time.

There is a meeting at Falkirk Council on Tuesday to agree next steps and it is likely if agreed that they will seek further nominations in the run up to Christmas. In advance of this, if you would like to find out more about what is involved, please get in touch by sending us an e-mail (lst-cc@virginmedia.com) or leave a comment on this post or come along to our last meeting on Monday 27th November at 715pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church.

We would urge anyone who may be interested in getting involved to put forward their nomination or express an interest as soon as possible. Without at least 2/3 of spaces being filled, there will not be a Community Council established for this area. This would be a great loss for the local area given the important role that the Community Council plays in representing the local community to Falkirk Council and other statutory bodies.

June Community Council Meeting

Monthly Meeting – Monday 26th June 2017

The June meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Rennie Lounge of Larbert Old Church on Monday 26th June at 7:15pm.

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

We will specifically be discussing:

  • Feedback from the Kinnaird Street Briefing being co-ordinated by Police Scotland on Friday 23rd June 2017
  • Litter with input from officers from Falkirk Council
  • The planning application for a drive-thru restaurant in the former McCowan’s factory in Tryst Road, Stenhousemuir – P/17/0319/MSC. The application can be viewed here
  • The Gladman Scotland consultation for proposed housing on land adjacent to Stirling Road – to view the consultation, please click here

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

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.

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 www.your-views.co.uk/larbert .

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.

Talking Fracking Community Consultation Event – Draft Response

In order to inform a response to the Scottish Government consultation, the Community Council hosted an event for local residents on Monday 8th May to discuss the pros and cons of fracking, and related matters, and to evaluate the potential benefits and impacts on our local community. All views were listened to at this event which was impartially facilitated. Approximately 40 people attended the consultation event.

We have now drafted a response to this which will be discussed at our May meeting. The draft response can be viewed here: http://lstcommunitycouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/UOG-draft-representation-May-2017.pdf

We have circulated the draft response to those who attended on the 8th May and have asked them to confirm if they have any objections to the content of the submission or if there are any omissions from the discussion that took place. Any comments received from those who attended will be considered in an open forum at our meeting on Monday 29th May.

If anyone who did not attend has any observations to make on the document, please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing lst-cc@virginmedia.com. Any comments received will be considered at our meeting on Monday 29th May.

The draft submission will be discussed and finalised for submission at our meeting on Monday 29th May.

You are also able to submit your views direct to the Scottish Government. Please note that the consultation closes on 31st May and can be viewed at: http://www.talkingfracking.scot/

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…..you 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: 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]

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



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.