Council planning awards success
The council had two reasons to celebrate at the Scottish Quality Awards in Planning.
A project to redevelop Bowling Basin and a development of affordable housing on the site of the former Kippen Dairy in Alexandria scooped the prizes at the Scottish Government event.
The judges said they were impressed with the work undertaken on the Bowling Basin project, run in partnership with Scottish Canals.
They said: “It was a delight to see what had been accomplished through the commitment of all the parties involved as well as the careful application of limited, but continued funding.”
And of the 11 houses and 44 flats at the Kippen Dairy development, the judges said: “A good solid social housing development using a sensitive palette of materials. The scale blended in well along the High Street as well as supporting some bold regeneration within the town centre and positioning social housing at the heart of the place.”
Both projects won their prizes in the ‘Place’ category.