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springbank gardens apartment

Our beautifully refurbished riverside apartment is available for holiday let in Dunblane. We are in a quiet yet fantastic central Scotland location with excellent commuter links to Glasgow, Edinburgh & Perth. We are close to Stirling, Gleneagles & Trossachs and Doune Castle (popular filming location which has featured in Monty Python the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander). The apartment sleeps 4 adults (2 double bedrooms) or 2 adults and 2 children over the age of 10 years old. The apartment is accessed via a secured entry system, there is private parking.  Please contact me for more photos of the apartment or if you have any questions.

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23rd September update - A further two planning applications have been submitted, this time for offices (with associated parking) and for a house and garden.

Read about the decisions to refuse

Read the backround to the planning applications

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Allan Water Developments have submitted 2 new planning applications for Holmehill : one for a Mansion House and one for Offices.


Application for Mansion House : Access all the Documents

Just like the most recent application (which was withdrawn), this application is to build a single dwelling house - a Mansion with a swimming pool. The application is essentially the same except that instead of a modern external treatment, AWD has gone for a more traditional approach. See the Planning Officer's planned 'reasons for refusal' (below)

The last planning application for Offices was rejected in January 2013 by Stirling Council : Read More

For more Information, go to the Holmehill Blog


Read more about the last Planning Application for a Mansion House

The Planners were going to refuse the last application for a Mansion House but AWD withdrew the application before they could finalise their decision.

Through a Freedom of Information request, Holmehill Community Buyout has gained access to the Planning Officer's reasons for refusal. These remain relevant - they were as follows:-

Planning Officer's Reasons for Refusal (relevant to both new applications)

1. The proposals are deemed to be contrary to the Local Development Plan and Supplementary Planning Guidance for a number of reasons.

2. The proposals are situated within a site identified by the LDP as being within the Green Corridor and an Open Space Audit site. The site is also situated within the Dunblane Conservation Area.

3. The proposals are deemed to be contrary to Policy 1.3 Green Network and Open Space of the LDP in that the proposals are deemed to encroach upon existing open spaces and green corridors and do not maintain or enhance functionality and connectivity (active travel routes, habitat networks, etc). The proposals will result in the net reduction of open space, including loss of connectivity and accessibility and are not deemed to enhance elements of the Green Network.

4. There is also a presumption against the loss of open space, under this policy, unless its loss or replacement with alternative provision is deemed acceptable. No compensation measures have been identified by the applicant. The loss of land is deemed unacceptable.

5. Policy 7.2, Development within and outwith Conservation Areas, is also relevant to this application. The proposals are not deemed to comply with this policy as it is deemed to have a detrimental impact on the Conservation Area, will not preserve or enhance the area in terms of character, appearance or setting.

6. The proposals are also deemed contrary to policy as it does not relate to the density or pattern of the existing development area in terms of the design, massing or scale. The proposals lead to the loss, not retention as stated in 7.2.(ii), of the natural features which contribute to the character of the Conservation Area and its setting.

7. The applicant states that the site is a brownfield site, this is acknowledged in that there was previously a building on the site. However, brownfield sites are described as land that has been previously developed and are occupied by redundant buildings, or where the site has been significantly degraded by a former activity. Within the site there is no evidence of the site being developed previously as the land is in a 100% natural state. There is no evidence on site of degradation by a former use or activity and therefore cannot be considered as brownfield.

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Review of Traffic Warden Service

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Darn Walk highlighted in National Newspaper

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£300k project to refurbish Allan Water Viaduct

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Report on collapsed riverside path

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Kippenrait glenRight on Dunblane’s doorstep, and easily accessed by either the Darn Walk or the Glen Road, is the fantastic ‘wildwood’ of Kippenrait Glen. Much of this extensive woodland, which clothes the steep sided banks of the Wharry Burn, and the more level riverbanks of the Allan Water, is thought to have been continuously wooded since the last ice age. A huge variety of beautiful woodland plants can be found – many of them rare and special. The woods look lovely at all times of the year, but in spring the bluebells and carpets of delicate white wood anemones and pungent wild garlic are certainly a highlight. Because the woodland is so special and has such varied biodiversity, it has been designated as a site of European importance and our government has a duty to conserve it.

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new pool picture

Mill Court has lovely views of the Allan Water, an indoor heated swimming pool and free wireless internet. It is in a quiet location, 10 minutes walk from the Town Centre. There is private parking and flat no. 14 has separate step free access on the ground floor. There are two bedrooms and a living/dining room, sleeping up to 4 people and separate kitchen. All rooms overlook the river and there is a patio area overlooking the river. Please contact the owner for the best rates, credit cards accepted. To check availability or book online at an extra cost with airbnb.

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The Dunblane Fling is our annual festival of music, culture and family fun.
It happens on the last weekend in May.  For some Fling history, read on ...

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