Plans lodged to demolish and replace Bonnybridge's Underwood Lockhouse

Annother application to demolish the fire damaged remains – apart from the front wall – of the historic Underwood Lockhouse has been lodged with Falkirk Council planners.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 2:01 pm

The Indian restaurant, in Seabegs Road, Allandale, burned down in a fire back in 2013.

Devastated by the blaze, the premises, which situated near the Forth and Clyde Canal, is now nothing more than a shell.

Now the Cumbernauld firm Higherdelta Ltd is looking for renewed planning permission to demolish and replace the restaurant, while retaining the front wall. A similar application was lodged with Falkirk Council and granted in 2018.

The Underwood Lockhouse burned down in a fire back in 2013

At that time it was stated the site is rich with history through its connections to the Antonine Wall and the development of the Forth and Clyde Canal and the proposal to retain the front wall would allow for a reinstatement of the restaurant to the rear.

The restaurant, built as stables and a lock-keeper's cottage in 1770, had been a favourite with locals.