MCR Property Group announces plans for Clackmannanshire residential development

MCR Property Group has publicised initial plans for a residential development on its 37.3 acre site in Solsgirth, Clackmannanshire.

The Manchester and London-based UK-wide developer acquired the site in March 2019 and has announced its intention to create a residential-led scheme on the land, which falls under the Clackmannanshire Local Development Plan. A Proposal of Application Notice has been submitted.

Initial ideas for the scheme include dwellings in steading-type courtyards, as well as several detached family homes. Accessible communal spaces will be created throughout, while a significant amount of woodland will be retained, with a view to using this space to create local jobs.

The developer’s intentions were available to view during a public consultation on 24 April at Saline Primary School. Feedback can be submitted to before 31 May 2019. From this, MCR Property Group will aim to create more specific, tailored plans for the site.

Solsgirth boasts excellent commuter and transport links, situated approximately three miles south east of Dollar and 11 miles north west of Dunfermline.

The majority of the Central Belt, including Falkirk and Stirling, is within a 30-minute drive, while Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh are approximately 45 minutes away by car. The new Queensferry Crossing provides significantly improved commuting times into the capital.

Gregor King, asset manager at MCR Property Group, said: “Solsgirth is a popular residential area and our plans will deliver much-needed family homes. We want to create a new community that remains sympathetic to its rural surroundings and is well-connected to nearby key towns and cities.

“We are confident that the development can be accommodated within the local environment and supported by necessary infrastructure, bringing new housing and job opportunities to the area.

“Public response to the Proposal of Application Notice will help to shape the future of the scheme, with all feedback taken into account before any formal plans are submitted.”

A full planning application for the development will be submitted in summer 2019 following public reaction.

Apr 26th, 2019