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Durieshill Village approaches milestone as over 1000 join mailing list

15th May 2023

Springfield Properties has confirmed that over 1,000 people have joined a mailing list for its Durieshill Village development, close to Stirling, as it approaches a milestone planning decision on 29 June.

Durieshill secured planning consent in 2019, when Stirling Council approved what is believed to be the largest detailed planning application for housing in Scotland. On 29 June, the planning committee will meet again to table a Section 75 Agreement, which represents an agreement between Springfield and the council and will allow work to progress.

Springfield Properties Chairman, Sandy Adam, recently wrote to local councillors to outline what Durieshill will deliver for local people. The Village will progress over the next 30 years and, on completion, will have everything a community needs to flourish.

The flagship development will include highly energy efficient homes for everyone from first time buyers to downsizers and in the heart of the village there will be a community campus with a primary school, a secondary school and other community resources. There will be businesses like cafes, shops, dentists, hairdressers, as well as play parks, planting, tree lined streets and benches.

More than half of the site will be woodland, community landscaping, allotments, amenity space and pocket parks. Hills across the site will remain undeveloped protecting historical views of Stirling.

Sandy Adam commented:

“Durieshill has been in the Local Development Plan for over 20 years and our planning consent in 2019 represented years of liaison, consultation and collaboration with the local authority and the community.

“That 1,143 people have already signed up to receive more information about Durieshill, before we have made a start on site, indicates that this is a highly anticipated development, and we share the excitement and appetite to progress.”

Springfield is an experienced housebuilder, having already taken forward village communities which prioritise green space, community facilities and supporting infrastructure. The team is currently developing Dykes of Gray near Dundee and Bertha Park, close to Perth, which are already well underway and proving incredibly popular.

Adam, added:

“The construction of Durieshill will support 400 jobs each year, boosting the local economy and creating opportunities, including apprenticeships. It will be truly transformative, and we have been working very hard to get to this point, as have council officials. We are very much looking forward to this June committee date.”