Stirling Council has finally confirmed a “Section 75 Agreement” so that Springfield Properties’ 3,000-home village development at Durieshill, Stirling, can move forward.
Springfield is building a number of new communities throughout Scotland.
The Section 75 requires Springfield to make a financial contribution to the council to be used for improving local infrastructure.
Following well-publicised delays, the Section 75 was approved by the council’s planning committee on Monday.
Durieshill secured initial planning consent four years ago.
Delivered over 30 years, it will include a self-sustaining community including energy efficient private and affordable homes, a primary and secondary school, and opportunities for small businesses such as cafes, shops and dentists.
More than half of the site will be woodland, community landscaping, allotments, amenity space and pocket parks, and the hills across the site will remain undeveloped, protecting historical views of Stirling.
Springfield Properties CEO Innes Smith said: “Today marks a milestone moment for Durieshill and we would like to thank the council officials who have worked hard to help us reach this point.
“Our plans will see a fantastic new village being built, with much-needed new homes alongside schools, shops, and services such as new cafes.
“The development will also provide opportunities for over 400 jobs and apprenticeships, injecting money into the local economy and making a huge contribution to the area …
“Durieshill represents a game-changing development for Stirling and will allow us to deliver a thriving community for generations to enjoy.
“Whilst it has taken a long time for us to reach this point, we are looking forward to working closely with Stirling Council as we move forward and make our vision a reality.”