Oct 26 2011 by Kaiya Marjoribanks, Stirling Observer Wednesday
LOCALS can have their say on how Stirling could look in the years and decades to come at a series of events being held over the coming weeks.
A series of 17 drop-in sessions will be held in communities across the Stirling Council area between November 1 and December 16 to give local people a further opportunity to comment on the Draft Proposed Local Development Plan.
At the drop-in sessions local people will be able to find out more about what the Draft Plan proposes for their community.
Planning officers will be on hand to explain more and answer any queries.
“Our Local Development Plan will be the blueprint for the
development of the Stirling area over the next twenty years,” said environment and sustainability portfolio holder Councillor Jim Thomson.
“We want local people to be as involved as possible at each stage of the process.
“For the past 18 months the council’s planning team has been consulting with local people, community groups, developers and others to set out a shared vision for our area. We now need to consult further with people in their communities and gather comments on the Draft, whether objections or expressions of support.”
The sessions take place as follows: Wednesday November 2, Throsk Community Hall, 2-8pm; Friday November 4, Kippen Village Hall, 2-8pm; Saturday November 5, Bannockburn and Whins of Milton, Bannockburn Primary School, 10am until 4pm; Tuesday November 8, Strathblane Village Club, 3-9pm; Friday November 11, Raploch and Kildean, Raploch Campus, 2-8pm; Wednesday November 16, Thornhill Community Hall, 2-8pm.
Friday November 18, Dunblane, Braeport Centre, 2-8pm; Thursday November 24, Balfron, McLintock Hall, 3-9pm; Friday November 25, Buchlyvie Village Hall, 3-9pm; Saturday November 26, City Centre, on-street at Murray Place (Farmers Market), 10am until 4pm.
Friday December 2, Killearn Parish Hall, 3-9pm; Wednesday December 7, Doune and Deanston, Muir Hall in Doune, 2-8pm; Friday December 9, Fintry, Menzies Hall, 2-8pm; Saturday December 10, Bridge of Allan/Causewayhead, Wallace High School, 10am until 4pm; Monday December 12, Fallin Library, 10am until noon and 2-6pm; Tuesday December 13, Plean Library, 10am until 1pm and 2-5pm; Thursday December 15, Cowie Library, 3-7pm.
Comments received on the Draft Plan will be reported to the council in the new year, and a Proposed Plan will then be prepared and published.
There will be further opportunity at that point to comment on the Proposed Plan, and these will go forward to the Scottish Government Reporter.
Comments should be made in writing, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit .stirling.gov.uk/localdevplan