New homes planned in Plean
A site on the outskirts of Plean could be set to accommodate a small housing scheme.
Hescott Engineering Ltd wants to build nine new houses and garages - plus alter and extend an existing house - on land at Glen View off East Plean Road.
An application has been submitted to Stirling Council for the 0.89-hectare site.
The plot, along with the neighbouring Plean Industrial Estate, has been defined as an ‘Employment Safeguarding Area’ and its northern boundary abuts the busy A9.
However, documents submitted with the application by Machin Dunn and MacFarlane, said: “Due to the presence of existing trees and landscape buffer, the site is segregated from the industrial activities currently taking place.
“To the west, the site is accessed from ‘Glen Road’, which leads to the nearby settlement at Torwood, with the southern boundary being segregated from the adjacent agricultural field via the presence of the existing Plean Burn, which partially flows through the development site.
“Education capacity at East Plean Primary School and to Bannockburn High School is understood to be limited, however given the modest nature of the development proposed, we would not foresee any major capacity issues arising as a result of the pupil product generated from the 10 dwellings, particularly given that a far greater number of dwellings currently benefit from allocation in the village.
“The proposed development will provide a modest development of 10 family homes in an area of land not suited to any other use than residential.”