Reporter Backs The Green Heart
The current Stirling Local Development Plan, dating from 2014, is under review and is expected to be replaced by Local Development Plan 2 early in 2018. These Plans are very important for us: they set out the Local Authority’s planning priorities for the next four years, and are crucial for our defence of Holmehill as green space.
The Council has now received its Report of Examination for the new local development plan, which has been prepared by Reporters appointed by Scottish Ministers. This report confirms the current status of Holmehill. It can be seen here on the Council’s website.
Davis Prescott writes:
Holmehill Community Buyout welcomes the publication of the Reporter’s decision, following their review of the new Stirling Local Development Plan, which reinforces the importance of protecting Holmehill “as an open space audit site and a green corridor”. It rejects the arguments made about the Section 50 agreement “made 30 years ago and set within a different policy context to that of the present day” and supports our view stating “I consider the site to be highly sensitive to landscape changes”. We believe this endorsement of our position vindicates the hard work over the years to protect the site from inappropriate built development.