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Community Council Next Meeting - Wednesday 5 October 2022

Dunblane Community Council will be holding its next meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 5 October

You can attend in person in Dunblane Library or on Zoom.

If you wish to attend on Zoom, please contact the Secretary on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Dunblane Community Council co-opted 3 new councillors several months ago and as they become full members after attending 3 meetings,  places can open for additional Co-opted Councillors.  If you want to help your community then please apply via the Co Option application form.

In order to comply with the Stirling Council’s Community Council Co-option Process Dunblane Community Council now announces its decision to open Co-opting to the community of Dunblane.

The submission date for all Co-opting Nomination forms to be returned to the Community Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be 28 September 2022.  Co-opting Nomination forms can be obtained from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., they are also available on the Stirling council website (https://stirling.gov.uk/community-leisure/about-community-councils/community-council-handbook/, then click on “Governance” and that takes you to the same Co-opting Nomination form).
The voting for Co Opting will take place at the scheduled meeting on 5 October 2022.
 
Alan Booth
Secretary
Dunblane Community Council
Woodlea, Perth Road
Dunblane FK15 0BU
 
Tel: 01786 824440
Mobile: 07967 589794

 

 

Notification of Consultation 
Designation of Local Nature Conservation Sites
 
Stirling Council is proposing to designate 17 areas of land as Local Nature Conservation Sites (LNCS) and a report on this matter was considered by the Council’s Environment and Housing Committee at its meeting on 18 November 2022.
Such sites have local nature conservation value on account of:-
  • species diversity, species or habitat rarity, naturalness and extent of habitat;
  • contribution to national and local biodiversity objectives;
  • potential contribution to the protection or enhancement of connectivity between habitats or the development of green networks;
  • potential to facilitate enjoyment and understanding of natural heritage, and geodiversity value.
The Wildlife Information Centre, with the assistance of local environmental voluntary groups and in partnership with Stirling Council, have assessed a range of candidate LNCS, and have now finalised a list of 17 sites within the Stirling Local Development Plan area deemed to be of sufficient biodiversity value to merit formal designation.
Three of these sites is within the area of Dunblane Community Council (linked to site statements)
Copies of the site plans and site statements are attached for information. 
The Stirling Local Development Plan includes a commitment to identify and protect LNCS and, following designation, they should subsequently not be adversely affected by development proposals (Policy 8.1 and 8.2 refer) 
The Council’s Climate and Nature Emergency Plan, adopted by Council at its meeting on 24 June 2021, identifies LNCS designation as a means to contribute toward Objective 4 -  Optimise Biodiversity and Increase Carbon Storage Potential of Nature - with a target of 100 designated sites throughout the entire Council area by 2030. Designation of LNCS is also a priority action in the supporting Alive with Nature Plan.
Comments are now invited on the proposed designation and should be submitted by Monday 21st  November 2022.
Further information can be found via this link:- engage.stirling.gov.uk/projects/lncs  Comments and representations can also be submitted via the Engage platform.
Due consideration will be given to any responses  received, these will be summarised and reported to a future meeting of the Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, along with a recommendation as to whether sites should now be formally designated.
Please contact me should you have any queries or require further information.
 
Richard Callender
 
Senior Planning Officer (Planning and Policy)
Planning and Building Standards Service | Stirling Council | Old Viewforth | Stirling FK8 2ET
T: 01786 233662 | M: 07876 877019 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | W:stirling.gov.uk

 

 

 

NOTIFICATION OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION 
STIRLING LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (LDP) : DRAFT SUPPLEMENTARY GUIDANCE (SG)
DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTIONS
 
Planning legislation and guidance allows Stirling Council to  seek funds from developers to mitigate the potential impact of their developments on existing infrastructure in relation to education, active travel and transportation, healthcare, waste management, and open space.
The purpose of the draft SG is to provide more detail on relevant policies in the LDP and to explain how, and in what circumstances, they will be applied in planning decisions. Download the Draft SG
Stirling Council would welcome comments and representations on the draft version of the SG.  Please note however the SG does not apply to that part of the Stirling Council area within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Further information can be found via this link:-engage.stirling.gov.uk/projects/developercontributions Comments and representations can also be submitted via the Engage platform.
The consultation will run for 12 weeks commencing Monday 29th August and ending Monday 21st November 2022.
Please contact the Planning and Policy Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if further information is required.
 
Richard Callender
Senior Planning Officer (Planning and Policy)
Planning and Building Standards Service | Stirling Council | Old Viewforth | Stirling FK8 2ET
T: 01786 233662 | M: 07876 877019 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | W:stirling.gov.uk

 

 

Text from Scottish Housing News 20 July 2022

Ristol Consulting Ltd contacted the council on behalf of Kippendavie Group Trust to request a formal screening opinion on whether a planning application for residential development on land 50 metres east of Kellie Wynd would need an Environmental Impact Assessment.

Planners at Stirling Council have revealed that a specific EIA is not being sought because it was not believed the development, of 44 homes, would result in “a significant effect on the environment”.

However, the council stated: “Any forthcoming application should be supported by information which considers the environmental impact of the proposed development including a comprehensive package of habitat and ecological surveys and any necessary mitigation, archaeological report, site investigation report, transport assessment, air quality assessment, landscape and visual impact assessment, etc.”

The two-hectare location forms the western part of a larger agricultural field which is used for livestock grazing. To the west, between the site and Kellie Wynd, lies an area of scrub, semimature trees, open space and a football pitch.

There is also an unnamed burn running along the eastern edge of the housing estate at Kellie Wynd. To the north of the site is mixed woodland and Ryland Burn, beyond which is Ryland Lodge and Kippendavie Mains.

To the east of the site is a continuation of the field which extends, on rising ground, towards woodland and south is another field, with two ponds to the south west, The Stirling Observer reports.

Vehicular and pedestrian access to the proposed new housing scheme would be formed off Kellie Wynd.

In their decision on the EIA, council planners said: “The proposed development will be of comparable scale to that of the adjacent established residential development. There are no similar developments within the vicinity where cumulation is an issue.

“There are no areas that are protected under international or national legislation for their ecological value which could be affected by the construction or operation of the proposed development.

“The nearest SAC and SSSI are located approximately 1.8km to the south east of the site with their notified interest being that of woodland habitats and invertebrate assemblages. Given the distance and lack of connectivity, it is not considered that the proposed development will result in significant effects.”

Stirling Council planners added: “The site is an improved pasture considered to be of limited ecological value. The site falls within the Battle of Sheriffmuir Battlefield. There are no areas on the site that are protected under international or national legislation for their cultural heritage value. Rylands Lodge to the north is noted as a listed building, however it is not considered that the proposal will have a significant effect on the listed building or its setting.

“The site is adjacent to Dunblane and will be visible from a number of public vantage points – including footpaths.

“The magnitude and complexity of the effects arising from the proposed development are expected to be limited and confined to the local area.”

They concluded: “The duration and frequency of the potential effects are not significant and are largely reversible.

“Whilst there will be some effect from the proposal on the environment, it is considered that these can be addressed through the design process, methods of construction and compliance with the legislation of relevant regulatory bodies.”

 

There are now 2 closure orders in place. Details below. More details and maps on Stirling Council website : https://stirling.gov.uk/roads-transport-parking/planned-road-closures/

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Springfield Terrace, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2022 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 15-7-22.
This Order will close:
Springfield Terrace From its junction with Old Doune Road to its unction with Claredon Place from 8-8-22 until 2-9-22 to facilitate Scottish Water works.
Local Access and Emergency Service Access will be maintained and Businesses will be open as usual
Alternative Routes: via Old Doune Road, George Street, Hillside Avenue, Claredon Place and vice versa

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (George Street / Springfield Terrace, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure – Amendment and Extension) and (George Street, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of One-way System) Order 2022 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 5-8-22.
This Order will close:
George Street From its junction with Claredon Place to its junction with property no’s 11 and 12, and; Springfield Terrace From its junction with Old Doune Road to its junction with Sunnyside.
This Order will also suspend the one-way system on; George Street From its junction with Claredon Place to its junction with property no’s 11 and 12 from 11-8-22 until 19-9-22 to facilitate Scottish Water works.
Emergency service access and local access will be maintained.
Alternative Routes: Northbound – via Claredon Place, Hillside Avenue, George Street, Old Doune Road Southbound – via Old Doune Road, Albert Street, Roman Way, Hillside Avenue

The list below is a selection of local charging points, focussing primarily on those without restriction and those that are free.  For our neighbouring cities, the major hubs are provided.  This is for guidance only - please check web sites for up to date information eg chttps://chargeplacescotland.org/  https://www.zap-map.com/   Please contact us by email or twitter with any updates.

 

Place Location Rapid Chademo Rapid CCS Rapid Type 2 Fast    Type 2 Provider Cost
Dunblane Tesco 2 2   6 Charge Place Scotland 0
Dunblane Hydro 1 1   1 BP £
Bridge of Allan Allan Centre       4 Charge Place Scotland 0
Bridge of Allan Station       2 Charge Place Scotland 0
Doune Blair Drummond       2 Charge Place Scotland ?
Stirling Castleview 4 4 4 60 Charge Place Scotland 0
Stirling Forthbank 1 1 1 10 Charge Place Scotland 0
Stirling Highland Gate 2 2   2 Osprey £
Stirling Stephens Bakery 1 1   1 BP £
Stirling Moto 1 1   2 Gridserve £
Stirling Uni Cotterel       2 Charge Place Scotland 0
Stirling Uni Pathfoot       2 Charge Place Scotland 0
Stirling Mart       4 Forev £
Stirling Sprinkerse       4 Pod Point £
Stirling Hospital       10 Charge Place Scotland 0
Stirling Wellgreen Place       8 Charge Place Scotland 0
Callander Station Road 1 1 1 2 Charge Place Scotland ?
Kippen Woodhouse       2 Charge Place Scotland ?
Fintry Sports Club       2 Charge Place Scotland ?
Balfron Co-op 1 1 1 2 Charge Place Scotland ?
Balmaha Visitor Centre       2 Charge Place Scotland £
Falkirk Stadium 5 5 5 16 Charge Place Scotland 0
Balhaldie Shell 1 1   1 Shell £
Gleneagles Station       2 Charge Place Scotland 0
Auchterarder Crown Inn 1 1   1 Charge Place Scotland 0
Perth Broxden 3 3 3 6 Charge Place Scotland 0
Dundee Princes St 6 6 6 6 Charge Place Scotland £
Dundee Lochee 6 6 6 8 Charge Place Scotland £
Dundee Broughty Ferry 6 6 6 8 Charge Place Scotland £
Glasgow Newton St 12 12   12 Charge Place Scotland £
Glasgow Duke St 3 3 3 8 Charge Place Scotland £
Glasgow Riverside Museum 2 2 2 4 Charge Place Scotland £

 

 

On Sunday 12 June Judy Murray hosted a tennis clinic at Cromlix Hotel for children from Cambusbarron Primary (Stirling) and Dunblane Primary (Dunblane). The 7-10 year olds and their teachers took part in fun activities on the court aimed to improve their ball skills and help them learn more about tennis. 

Commenting on the afternoon, Judy Murray said: "It was wonderful to see lots of local schoolchildren and their parents getting a first taste of tennis on the court at Cromlix. Our Family Fun Days are all about showing mums and dads how to get their kids started with fun and doable bat and ball skills that can be played in whatever space is available. Making tennis accessible is so important to me and I hope that many of them continue to play over the Summer months". 

 

  For more information contact Kelvin Martin on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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