We have been notified of the reporters decision regarding:
20/00187/FUL - Application under Section 42 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act to vary Condition 1 of planning permission 15/00790/FUL to authorise use of existing student accommodation as short term holiday lets between 1 June and 31 August annually | Riverside Quay 1 Forthside Way Stirling FK8 1HZ.
Riverside Community Council submitted a written objection and a requested to speak at a hearing discussing this issue. Click here to read our statement.
The Planning Panel met on the 6th October 2020 and Riverside Community Council had further opportunity to object. Click here to read our speech.
The application was declined with a vote of 6 to 2.
Riverside Community Council received notification that that an Appeal has been submitted to the Scottish Government against refusal of a Planning Application for Application under Section 42 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act to vary Condition 1 of planning permission 15/00790/FUL to authorise use of existing student accommodation as short term holiday lets between 1 June and 31 August annually at Riverside Quay, 1 Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1HZ.
A copy of our comments on the original planning application has been sent to the Scottish Government.
Find copies of our comments and objection letters below:
EN/19/151/AMENIT - A planning enforcement has been placed on the garages on James Street and Edward Avenue, due to unkempt condition of land and buildings. (6th November 2019)
We asked Stirling Council to revisit this issue. We are no further forward. (November 2021)
We have asked Stirling Council to investigate the unkempt and unsafe condition of the vacant building at the bottom of Abbey Road and entrance to Abbey Mill.
Riverside Quay - Riverside Community Council wrote a letter to Department of Planning and Environmental Appeals to outline our concerns and to gather further understanding into the reporters decision to approve the Riverside Quay development.
Forthside - Riverside Community Council met with Allied Properties to discuss the Forthside development. At the beginning of February work to clear the land will be start. The purpose of this is removing vegetation, platforming the site and installing the site site cabins. This work will be fully contained within the site.
Below are further details of the development for information.
Development on this site have temporarily been suspended.
We have been in contact with Stirling Council with regards the Giant Hogweed and the unkempt and dangerous way this site has been left. (Ongoing December 2021)
Parking Update - April 2021
On 24th March we received an email from the Council which proposed to 'introduce a 20mph limit in Riverside and install temporary build outs in Forrest Road and Alexandra Place'. This was to be part of the Sustrans Spaces for People proposals linked to the pandemic recovery.
This was discussed at the Community Council meeting on 31st April and a number of concerns were raised including the short time scale for responding and that local residents had not been involved. In addition several members of the CC studied the details of the proposals and we then gave a detailed response to the Council indicating why we did not want to agree to the structural changes proposed.
It was finally agreed that the Council would ‘proceed with introducing a 20mph zone in Riverside and a behaviour change campaign’ but not the structural changes.
We are looking forward to having a site visit to discuss the on-the-ground issues, not only during the pandemic but also beyond, and to involving local residents.
Stirling Council are currently undertaking parking surveys in Riverside to better understand where the parking issues are and what are the causes of these problems. The consultation process has been suspended due to the COID restrictions - any issue raised regarding parking issues and suggestions will be logged and used for further discussion when this consultation is resumed.
Double yellow lines have been painted on the corner of Forth Crescent and Ronald Place.
Riverside Community Council are looking into parking restrictions for the pontoon parking layby.
The Active Travel and Sustainable Transport Sub-Group are looking at the whole of Riverside to identify ways to make the area a safer place to travel - for further information and to see what issues have been identified click here. Let us know your thoughts.