Springfield receives planning consent for 3,000-home Durieshill ‘village’
Springfield Properties’ 3,042-home ‘village’ development at Durieshill, Stirling, has been granted planning consent.
The Durieshill development, the fourth of Springfield’s ‘village’ developments, was granted conditional approval by Stirling Council’s environment and housing committee subject to the completion of a Section 75 agreement. The application was recommended for approval by council planners.
Located less than a mile south of Stirling, Durieshill covers an area of 593 acres and is expected to take over 20 years to complete. With a GDV of approximately £650 million, the ‘village’ will have a mix of private, affordable and private rented (PRS) homes.
It will also include community facilities such as a primary school, secondary school and library, a 30-unit care facility for the elderly and commercial units.
Springfield expects to enter into the Section 75 agreement with Stirling Council, which will contain certain planning obligations, and to commence work on-site by late autumn 2020. The group anticipates that the first homeowners will move in during the calendar year 2022.
Innes Smith, CEO of Springfield Properties, said: “We are delighted to have received approval for Durieshill, which we believe is the largest detailed planning application to have been approved in Scotland. This will be our fourth Village development and this consent is an important milestone in the delivery on our strategy.
“Our Villages are designed to accelerate the provision of the many new homes needed across Scotland as well as provide everything a community needs to flourish.
“We are proud of the progress that we have achieved with our Village developments and we will now work diligently to ensure everything is in place to commence work on-site at Durieshill by late autumn 2020.”