2) Stirling Councillors' unanimous approval of the Local Development Plan, (or LDP), which clearly states that Cambusbarron has had enough developments in the recent past....
There's something illogical about these two statements read one after the other - yet both are true. And your Community Council's strenuous efforts to restore a sense of community once more in our area should tell you which one gets its approval - and, we hope, yours....
It appears that although the LDP was approved by our Stirling Council it has to be ratified by the Scottish Government and this process is ongoing. During the Scottish Government review, this developer (and others) have taken the opportunity to object to the Development Plan basically by stating that, in their opinion, the LDP does not allow for enough new housing to satisfy the projected need.
The developer has put in a 'Proposal of Application Notice' (PAN) for a major housing development and part of his obligations is to consult with the community. The developer held an exhibition on 29th October to show what he was planning, and hopefully most of you heard about it and took the opportunity to visit. Basically, the plan is for a development of possibly 220 houses. The developer indicated that he could solve the increase in numbers of children at the Primary School by extending its buildings. Stirling Council have previously commented that this is impractical. Some of the details at the exhibition included trees around the perimeter of the site being retained.
The Community Council view is that this massive development would significantly affect the character of Cambusbarron. The Seven Sisters’ Field is an important part of our local landscape, and who doesn’t look up over the open field to the Gillies Hill woods when travelling along St Ninians Road? Many residents have fond memories of Sunday School picnics or sheep-dog trials in this field. Because of the significant effect on our village, your Community Council is fundamentally opposed to this development.
You may be asking what you can do to help. Those of you who visited the exhibition may already have given comments. If not, or if you wish to review your comments, you can contact the developer at Naomi.firstname.lastname@example.org or attend 19th November Community Council which developer will attend
Alternatively we will leave copies of the standard comments form at the local library which you can either fill in and post, or leave in the Community Council “comments box” and we will ensure they get to the developer.
We need the community to express their views on this development as forcefully as possible. We want the developer to be in no doubt that this development is not wanted in Cambusbarron.
And, if he does go ahead and formally apply for planning permis- sion, the more villagers who, equally formally, object in writing