Apr 27 2012 by Kaiya Marjoribanks, Stirling Observer Friday
A SCOUT hall in Callander could be turned into flats.
Harley Developments have submitted an application to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to demolish the existing hall building in Buchanan Place and replace it with four flats.
In a design statement submitted with the application, the developers said: “The site is located in a quiet end cul-de-sac predominantly occupied with social housing. The unique site faces the River Teith and thus the design would in turn consider this.
“Stirling Council and Rural Stirling have both been approached regarding this site and we were notified that their portfolios and budget could not accommodate this development at this time.
“The materials used externally would be similar to those adjacent to complement the already established estate. Parking would take the form of off-street parking perpendicular to the building as is the case with the adjacent units 17-31.
“The finished floor level would be determined 400mm above the existing adjacent units, which to our knowledge have not had a flooding issue in the last 10 years.
“The units will be directed at first time young buyers with modern internal finishes and large glazing overlooking the river with terrace views, which should encourage young professional couples into the area as these properties will cater for their needs, helping with the national park’s local plan to ‘reverse population decline’.”