Planning application rejected for Bannockburn battlefield site

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Planning application rejected for Bannockburn battlefield site

Thursday 5th October, 2017

At a special Stirling Council Meeting on Wednesday, Councillors unanimously refused planning permission in principle for a “major development” at a part of the Bannockburn battle site.

The proposals sought planning permission in principle of up to 250 homes at land between the Bannock Burn, New Line Road and west of Glasgow Road.

Planning officers had recommended the proposals were rejected by the Council. Among the 13 points listed as reason for refusal were concerns that the development would not respect the surrounding important landmark or view of the Bannockburn Monument. The development was also proposed for a Green Belt area.

Planning and Regulation Panel Convenor Alasdair MacPherson said: “The unanimous rejection of these plans by Councillors represents our recognition of the national importance of the historic Bannockburn battleground and this Green Belt area – the Council fully agreed with planning officers that the proposals were completely inappropriate for such an important site in Stirling’s history and future.”

The proposal was considered at a special Council Meeting as the application was classed as a “major development” as defined in the Town and Country Planning (Hierarchy of Developments) (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

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