Lot 1 : Land/Development Site South East of Ferry Road approximately 6.1 Ha (15.7 Acres) Offers Invited
Lot 2: Land to the North West of Ferry Road approximately 1.7 Ha (4.38 Acres) Offers Invited
As a whole or as separate lots (Lot 2 will not be sold in advance of Lot 1)
Ideally located between Kincardine and Stirling, with a waterside position and close to the conservation village of Dunmore, South Alloa is a very established community with much to offer. There are many lovely walks particularly on The Dunmore Estate, in which you will find the ruined Elphinstone Tower, the famous Pineapple folly, the Parsonage and the magnificent Dunmore Park House and stables. Alloa Inches, a wetlands area, to the northwest is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The area provides excellent road links to the M876 to Glasgow and the M9 to Edinburgh. The rail station at nearby Larbert offers regular services to Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond, making this the ideal base for commuting.
LOT 1 LAND/DEVELOPMENT SITE & PLANNING STATEMENT*
Lot 1: Land/Development Site South East of Ferry Road approximately 6.1 Ha (15.7 Acres) (shown in red on sale plan)
The property is a brownfield site, formerly the location of Thermalite. The property is predominantly concrete hard standing with some loose rubble and vegetation, the boundaries are secured by wire fencing, agricultural land is to the rear. Access is directly off Ferry Road. An established riverside path lies on the land on the other side of the road providing amenity land for this small community. To either side of the site are established residential areas. We understand that SEPA has identified the land as being of high risk and that no investigations have been made for flood mitigation or development proposals. The site may be suitable for residential and commercial purposes subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
The proposed site comprises of a vacant brownfield area to the north and a greenfield area to the south. The brownfield area is currently contained within the village limit of South Alloa in the Falkirk Local Development Plan. There is no specific land use designation in the Proposed Plan, but inclusion within the village limit would allow for a variety of uses and developments to be considered, subject to those complying with policies elsewhere in the Local Development Plan, and provided site constraints can be dealt with. The greenfield site lies outside of the village limit of South Alloa, and is thus subject to countryside policies in the Local Development Plan.
The main site constraint is the fact that it is defined as “Medium to High Risk” in relation to the Scottish Planning Policy flood risk framework. Some limited work has previously been done looking at how flood risk can be overcome, and prospective purchasers can speak to Paul Houghton, Head of Planning, paul.houghtonatdmhall.co.uk to discuss this. However, a full Flood Risk Assessment will need to be prepared and submitted with any planning application.
Other issues to consider are site conditions, drainage capacity and ecology, as the site is within close proximity to the Firth of Forth Special Protection Area (SPA).
LOT 2: LAND TO THE NORTH WEST OF FERRY ROAD
The land to the North West of Ferry Road approximately 1.7 Ha (4.38 Acres) (shown in blue on the sale plan) is very much enjoyed by the local community as a foreshore path to Dunmore with highly attractive natural capital overlooking the River Forth. Details of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the vicinity can be viewed through the following link: https://sitelink.nature.scot/map
We understand that SEPA has identified the land as being of high risk and that no investigations have been made for flood mitigation. Further information can be found through the following link: https://map.sepa.org.uk/floodmaps/FloodRisk/Risk
Lot 2 will not be sold in advance of Lot 1.