Ambitious plans for former brickworks site

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A former brickworks has been targeted for a massive mixed use development.

Housing, offices, a football pitch with changing rooms and even a veterinary surgery could be built on the abandoned Stein’s Brickworks site in Allandale.

The application from Allandale Properties was considered at a special meeting of Falkirk Council’s planning committee and will now be the subject of a site visit on Monday.

It includes proposals for 71 homes including 60 large detached private two-storey villas and 11 properties for rent, a semi-detached two-storey office block, one and a half storey ‘animal hospital’ and football pitch and pavilion to be used by Stein’s Thistle FC.

Nearby householders and both Bonnybridge and Banknock, Haggs and Longcroft Community Council’s have welcomed the scheme as having the potential to benefit the area, but town hall experts have recommended it be refused because it does not meet its development and structure plan rules for the redevelopment of a brownfield site.

They are also concerned the proposed access to the development under the Cumbernauld to Stirling railway line can safely accommodate the increased volume of traffic which would be generated and the planned series of traffic lights would not ensure the adequate safety of pedestrians.