Developers are ready to contribute £5 million towards the cost of a new road network and schooling in return for permission to build over 300 houses.
Bett Homes and Callendar Estates have earmarked land on Glasgow Road, Denny, near Mydub Farm, for the project and Falkirk Council planners have recommended the application be granted on condition they make the ‘planning gain’ payment.
Councillors, who will visit the site on Monday before taking a decision, have been told the applicants have agreed to pay £3.3 million towards the cost of the Denny Eastern Access Road (DEAR) scheme and £1.5 million to cover the increased pressure on the education services budget at the local primary and high schools which the build is expected to create.
Bett Homes and Callendar Estates want to build 307 homes, including 46 “affordable” properties which will be available to rent. It is proposed they develop the first 420 metres of the DEAR from Glasgow Road, including a main roundabout, a temporary access to phase one of the development and then a second permanent roundabout as house building progresses.
The DEAR will eventually run from a new roundabout at the junction of the A872 Glasgow Road and Nethermains Road to the existing section east of Denny High School connecting to the Herbertshire Roundabout at the A883 east of Broad Street.
The DEAR scheme, which will be paid for by developer contributions, is necessary to ease the impact new development will have on the existing roads network.