New plans to transform historic Falkirk church courtyard

The courtyard of Falkirk's historic Tattie Kirk could be used to build a modern house if planning permission is granted.

Saturday, 7th November 2020, 12:40 pm
The Tattie Kirk (Pic: Lisa Ferguson)
The Tattie Kirk (Pic: Lisa Ferguson)

Arka Architects said in its planning application to Falkirk Council that the modern, two-bedroom home would improve the look of the area outside the B-listed building, just off Cow Wynd.

"The Tattie Kirk has been renovated to accommodate a beauty salon, apartment and office space, but the surrounding courtyard does not have the same high standard," its application states.

The firm of architects, which has its own offices in the converted Tattie Kirk, says the new build would "improve the boundary of the historic Tattie Kirk Graveyard with materials and textures appropriate to the surrounding context".

The area is part of the Falkirk Town Centre Conservation Area and Antonine Wall World Heritage Site.

The plans show a modern two-bedroom apartment on the first floor with four parking spaces below.

Councillors will consider the application in due course.

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