Stirling Council’s Planning and Regulations Panel has approved plans to build 35 new properties in Killearn.

The development will be situated on land between Gartness Road and Blairessan House near Station Road and includes plans for 12 affordable homes.

The proposals were approved by the panel at its meeting earlier this week subject to a number of conditions laid out in the planning report submitted to the Panel.

The Panel also agreed on three additional conditions: the creation of a construction management plan, a landscape management plan and a traffic plan.

A public consultation, as well as consultations on the suitability of the houses and the effect the development would have on schools and roads in the area were carried out in 2016.

Coatbridge was the location for North Lanarkshire Council’s latest sod cutting event, marking a new council housing development at the former Old School Court in School Street.

Plans for the site include 20 new homes, which comprise cottage flats, family homes and two wheelchair adapted properties.

Being delivered by Robertson Partnership Homes, the development forms part of the local authority’s new house building programme which will see 2,150 homes built by 2027.

Cutting the sod was Depute Provost and local councillor, Tom Castles. He was joined by Councillor Allan Graham, convener of enterprise and housingCouncillor Gordon Encinias and Councillor Tracy Carragher.

Also attending were Des Murray, assistant chief executive, enterprise and housing resources, NLC;  Malcolm MacLeod, managing director, Robertson Partnership Homes; together with other representatives from the council and Robertson Partnership Homes.

The development is expected to be completed by summer 2018.


Case submitted for new hospital on Isle of Barra

An outline business case for a new hospital on the Isle of Barra has been submitted by NHS Western Isles to the Scottish Government.

Plans for the hospital have been delayed over a number of years.

The case submitted to health minister Shona Robison is for a building to replace the existing hospital which is considered not to be fit for purpose.

Western Isles Council is likely to contribute funds for the new hospital.


Work to complete new spine road in Montrose starts next week

Angus Council has appointed Kilmac Ltd to build section 1 of the new spine road in Montrose South.

Work will commence on September 11 and is estimated to take 35 weeks to complete. The design for section one of the spine road leads from Wharf Street to River Street and includes construction of a new stretch of road through to Caledonia Street.

The road is part of Angus Council’s ongoing Montrose South regeneration programme which brings together private and public sector organisations to improve the area. This has already led to the private sector committing £100 million investment in Montrose South and has created 200 new jobs, with more in the pipeline.

A play area next to a busy city centre shopping mall has been given the green light by planners in Dundee.

The fenced off play park will be on land to the rear of the Overgate Centre in Overgate Lane, between the multi storey car park and the telephone exchange.

A plan submitted by the owners of the Overgate Centre shows a slide, swing, stepping stones, see-saw and balance beam all surrounded by safe surfacing.


Work to start on Methil road upgrade

Work is to start on a £150,000 road network improvement project in Methil.

Fife Council will begin resurfacing the town’s High Street for around three weeks from September 11.

The scheme will be carried out in three phases starting at the junction with South Street and ending at the junction with Station Road. For safety reasons, work will take place between 7.30am to 5pm.


Construction work to begin on Cowdenbeath skate park

Work is to begin on a new skate park in Cowdenbeath.

Councillors recently met on site with skaters, designers and the contractor to mark the milestone with a sod cutting.

The skate park has been funded by the Cowdenbeath Area Committee local community planning budget and Section 75 funding from the Leuchatsbeath development.

Work will begin in early September and will take around 20 weeks to complete, weather dependent.

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