Stirling Council approves plans for new Kippen development
Plans to build 31 new houses in Kippen, including nine affordable homes, have been approved by Stirling Council.
Members of the local authority’s planning and regulation panel approved an application by developers Dawn Homes Ltd for land near Burngreen at the southern edge of the village.
Along with delivering new affordable homes, which is a key priority for Stirling Council, the development will comprise a mixture of detached, semi-detached and terraced housing.
In a submission to planners, Dawn Homes’ architects Jewitt & Wilkie said: “The character and amenity is a matter of discussion as the immediate/adjoining area is a mixture of relatively modern semi-detached and terraced houses with cul-de-sac access, providing narrow amenity strips of land to accommodate the core path network.
“The existing surrounding houses cannot really be identified as being of ‘rural style’, however, the proposed houses match and complement the edges and links to the surrounding spaces, which we feel has not been appreciated in the overview of the proposals.
“The proposed residential development has been the subject of a clear, logical and well considered design process. The site is well connected and permeable. The footpath links will ensure the development is accessible to a bus stop as well as being within easy walking distance of a wide range of local amenities.
“It will transform an open area of ground into a high-quality residential development that will stand confidently within its surroundings and enhance the local neighbourhood.”
The application was brought before the Panel due to eleven objections being received against the proposal.