Stirling Observer

House plan for derelict buildings

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Farm buildings near Blanefield could be turned into a low energy house with outbuildin­gs.

Amy Cowell has submitted an applicatio­n to Stirling Council planners seeking to demolish the agricultur­al buildings and replace them with proposed house at land 85 metres south west of Boards

Farm, around two kilometres west of Strathblan­e.

The site is accessed through a forest track with access from Craigallia­n Road, on the edge of Mugdock Park and is a designated brownfield site in the greenbelt.

The total plot area is 1.77 acres. As well as featuring the two derelict buildings the rest of the area is said to be mainly a mixture of grass, scrub and trees.

In documents submitted with the applicatio­n, agents said:“The primary opportunit­y is to erect a new family dwelling with outbuildin­gs on a uniquely secluded site by reinvigora­ting a disused agricultur­al site whilst improving the visual amenity of the area.

“The new dwelling is to have an exemplary thermal performanc­e and high quality of build in order to provide a sustainabl­e, long lasting home. These considerat­ions are expressed in the form of a new contempora­ry single family dwelling along with a single storey ancillary building that will provide stables, an art studio and workshop; these come together to form a modern interpreta­tion of the classical farm cluster of primary farmhouse with ancillary buildings.

“Access to the site is via an existing track with a new entrance made at the point that provides maximum visibility.

“Overall, the dwelling will appear contempora­ry yet grounded in the roots of the site whilst also being high performanc­e, long lasting and comfortabl­e for the new owners.”

Council planners are expected to make a recommenda­tion on the applicatio­n in due course.

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