Extra housing not wanted

Villagers do not want housebuilding like this on their doorstep
Villagers do not want housebuilding like this on their doorstep

Villagers fear proposals to bring 600 new houses to the Polmont area will have a negative impact on roads and health provision.

Hansteen’s plans to build the homes at the 90 acre Gilston Park site were discussed at a mandatory pre-planning application event in Polmont’s Greenpark Community Centre last month when details of the firm’s new masterplan were revealed.

Falkirk Council confirmed a planning application from Hansteen had been lodged on May 26 and was now being considered.

Central Scotland MSP Alison Harris said she had been contacted by a large number of constituents worried the plan would badly effect the local roads network and put far too much pressure on local schools and the Meadowbank health centre.

She said: “I sincerely hope the council does not allow any developer to put a coach and horses through its own Local Plan – a plan that has previously rejected this as a site for housing and for very good reasons.”