Affordable homes development in National Park given green light

PLANS have been approved for 50 affordable homes to be built in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

The National Park Authority gave the go ahead for the development on land at Claish Farm in Callander.  Lovell Homes will construct the properties, with Rural Stirling Housing Association owning and managing them.

The houses will be available for social rent, with each varying in size and three having provision for disabled access.

Ellen Morton, chair of the National Park’s planning and access committee, said, “Creating more affordable housing within the National Park is a key issue as the area is one of the most expensive places in Scotland to buy a home.

“Many local people, particularly younger, working age people and families, are finding it increasingly difficult to afford to live and work in the National Park and the need for more affordable housing has been identified by the community and through consultation on the Local Development Plan. This is an important first step in delivering the strategy for Callander South.”

A new access road from the A81 to the site will be created, as well as two new bus stops being installed and a recreational open space built.