Clackmannanshire Council to sell surplus sites

Clackmannanshire CouncilSix sites are to be put up for sale after being were declared surplus to requirements by Clackmannanshire Council.

The decision came as the local authority approved plans for the development of land in the local area over the next 20 years.

The council said it hopes the plan will provide guidance for its future strategy in developing sites in the region.

The sites declared surplus are:

  • Alloa Docks, The Shore, Alloa (subject to a further report to council to agree sale)
  • Land at the Pleasures, Alloa
  • Land at Castle Street, Alloa

  • Land at Craigview, Sauchie
  • Land at Alloa West
  • Land at Benview, Devon Village

  • As part of the Making Clackmannanshire Better programme, the council reviews its property to identify sites which no longer support its core aims. These are then put up for sale, which reduce the council’s costs and generate capital receipts which can be used to invest in priority projects. A number of other sites contained in disposal programme for 2015/16 are already being marketed for sale or will be shortly.

    Council leader Les Sharp said: “It is right that the council strategically reviews the sites and properties it owns to ensure that they are being used to support our Making Clackmannanshire Better programme. These sites are now surplus to requirements, and can go forward for sale with the money generated making a useful contribution to council finances.

    “The future development of the sites will mean that vacant land can be brought into productive use, secure the re-use and retention of important buildings while achieving environmental improvements and contribute towards economic regeneration.

    “We welcome expressions of interest from all parties, large or small, that may have development ideas for these sites.”

    The plan, which is reviewed every five years, was agreed at a meeting yesterday and has now been submitted to the Scottish Government for final approval.

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