- Services in close proximity
- Semi-rural surroundings
- Highly desirable location
- Established and thriving community
- Rail connections for the commuter
- Outstanding panoramic views
- Plot 3 0.65 acres (0.26Ha)
The field has been divided into four plots, each clearly delineated with fencing and walling. Each plot is suitable for one dwelling house and should continue the pattern of plots fronting Pendreich Road. It is advised that developments should attempt to retain and improve the stone dyke along the road frontage. Pendreich Road itself already has a number of unique individualistic homes, all enjoying wonderful views in a highly desirable area with a semi-rural feel and lush countryside surrounding them. The site comprises a single, steeply sloping field, with the land falling from east to west towards the rear gardens of the houses on Upper Glen Road and is bounded by a combination of fencing, dry-stone walls and semi-mature trees. The Bridge of Allan Golf Club and Clubhouse is adjacent and also enjoys panoramic views towards Ben Lomond, the Trossachs and The Ochils. Whilst plots 1 and 4 have now been sold a collaborative effort will be required between all plot owners to resolve site constraints with current servitudes. Further information is available from the selling agents.
References: LDP reference: H135 – Sunnylaw Stirling Local Development Plan https://stirling.gov.uk/media/7308/action-programme-2019-rfs.pdf Stirling Council planning authority: core documents https://www.gov.scot/publications/stirling-council-planning-authority-core-documents/
The site known as Sunnylaw is allocated for development in the adopted Stirling Local Development Plan (LDP) 2018 https://www.stirling.gov.uk/planning-building-the-environment/planning/development-planning/local-development-plan-2018/ It is referred to as LDP Site Ref H135 and as a ‘Housing’ site for four dwellings of which one is defined as for affordable housing (see further below).
The following Key Site Requirements will need to be addressed by any planning application being submitted to the Council and relating to part or all of the site.
1. Detailed Flood Risk Assessment required to ensure development will not be at risk of flooding and nearby properties and infrastructure will not be at an increased risk of flooding.
2. Development should continue settlement pattern of low density detached plots fronting Pendreich Road and, where possible, retain and improve the stone dyke along the road frontage
3. Development must preserve or enhance the character of the Conservation Area.
4. Appropriate mitigation measures are implemented to reduce the risk of surface water run off.
5. Not all of the area will be developable and no development should occur in the functional flood plain or other areas known to flood.
The entire site is also within the Western Ochils Local Landscape Area and this will also need to be taken on board by anyone proposing to build on the site. It is important to note the above and that although some preliminary work has been undertaken on surface water drainage that no approved surface water scheme exists for the site and nor has there been a flood risk assessment produced. It is therefore important that all potential purchasers are aware that there will need to be a collaborative approach between all plot owners to ensure that these Key Site Requirements can be met prior to the submission of any planning applications.
Potential purchasers should also be aware that Stirling Council seek to secure developer contributions where new dwellings are constructed. The Council has approved guidance SG16: Developer Contributions https://www.stirling.gov.uk/media/3410/sg16-developer-contributions_oct-2014.pdf that sets out the financial contributions sought by the Council. This is being reviewed and Draft Supplementary Guidance Developer Contributions was published in February 2019 and may be approved by the time a planning application is submitted on the site https://www.stirling.gov.uk/media/5868/dsg-developer-contributions-18_02_2019-rfs.pdf This lists the contributions likely to be requested going forwarded and the basis upon which these are charged. Potential purchasers should familiarise themselves as to the developer contributions that may be requested by the Council upon the submission of a planning application.
Potential purchasers will note that one of the plots is defined as an affordable housing plot and will also note, by reference to the draft Supplementary Guidance, that the Council may accept a financial contribution in lieu of onsite provision of affordable housing “when reasonable efforts to identify other opportunities for on-site provision have been exhausted, and the Council agrees that this is the most suitable approach in relation to the proposed development scheme” (paragraph 4.21). Potential purchasers should be aware that the selling agents have not spoken to the Council to ascertain what their view would be regarding this and so potential purchasers should contact the Council directly if they wish to seek reassurance on this matter and that a financial contribution will be sought in lieu of on site provision. A pre-application enquiry can be submitted to the Council at no fee if potential purchasers wish to discuss this, or any other issue related to the site, with the Council directly https://www.stirling.gov.uk/planning-building-the-environment/planning/pre-application-advice/ Alternatively, Paul Houghton MRTPI, Director and Head of Land Development and Planning at DM Hall Planning and Development Service on 01786 833 800 or 07780 117708 or email email@example.com can provide advice as someone who does a lot of planning work in the Stirling area.