Housebuilder to deliver dozens of new homes in Drymen

MACTAGGART & Mickel has been granted planning permission to deliver 88 new family homes in Drymen.

The housebuilder said a ‘significant’ number will be affordable homes for rent and possibly sale. The firm will now work with Rural Stirling Housing and Stirling Council to deliver the affordable housing following a similar partnership in nearby Killearn.

The plans were approved by Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority. The development will also deliver an expanded public car park and a new pedestrian and cycle path, which will link the National Cycle Route on Gartness Road.

Other improvements will include open space and a children’s play area, an additional pedestrian crossing on Stirling Road and a further crossing closer to the village school.

Craig Ormond, director of Mactaggart & Mickel said, “We are delighted to secure planning permission for new homes within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and believe our proposals demonstrate the sensitivity of our approach, requiring extensive consultation and engagement over 14 months. This is a great example of all stakeholders working together including the Community Council, the wider community and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Their constructive feedback has been incorporated in our proposals.

“The development will feature a range of properties from one-bedroom cottage flats, 2-3 bedroom terraced homes and 3-5 bedroom detached villas, all of which are designed to be in keeping with this lovely village location in the National Park. We hope to commence development soon following the success of our recent development in Killearn, six miles from Drymen.”