Durieshill plans progress after Section 75 agreement reached

STIRLING Council has confirmed the Section 75 agreement for Durieshill, paving the way for Springfield Properties to move forward with a housing development which has been tipped to contribute £37 million to the area in planning gain.

The Section 75 requires Springfield to make a financial contribution to the council to be used for improving local infrastructure.

Durieshill, which secured initial planning consent four years ago, will see the creation of 3,000 homes. Delivered over 30 years, the site will include private and affordable homes, a primary and secondary school and opportunities for small businesses such as cafes, shops and dentists.

Innes Smith, chief executive of Springfield Properties, 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.”

More than half of the site will be woodland, community landscaping, allotments, amenity space and pocket parks, with Springfield adding that the hills across the site will remain undeveloped protecting historical views of Stirling.

Innes Smith added, “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.”