Raploch expansion to tackle deprivation in Stirling

More than 400 new homes will be built in a partnership between the council and a housebuilder.

Raploch: The homes are to be built by 2020. <strong>Creative Commons</strong>
Raploch: The homes are to be built by 2020. Creative Commons

More than 400 new homes will be built in a Stirling district to tackle deprivation.

Stirling Council has approved the Raploch Regeneration Initiative, a partnership with housebuilder Robertson Group Ltd, which aims to deliver 400 to 543 new homes across five sites over the next four years.

The homes are to be built in Gowanhill Gardens, Craigforth Crescent, Raploch Road, Kildean and Drip Road by 2020.

Council leader Johanna Boyd said: “The partnership between Stirling Council and Robertson Group Ltd has risen from Stirling’s city commission, an advisory board which will help guide Stirling’s choices in infrastructure investment, business development, connectivity and other high impact projects.

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“This new housing in Raploch will support the City Development Framework, a programme to position Stirling as an economic and cultural powerhouse, as housing plays an essential role in promoting economic growth and social justice.”

Community planning and regeneration committee convener Corrie McChord said: “By approving this partnership proposal to increase the amount and variety of housing in Raploch we are continuing our commitment to the regeneration of the area.”

The housing provided will include at least 160 units for affordable rent, 100 units for mid-market rent, 40 private rental units and 100 units for market sale.

Approximately 60 affordable units will be delivered by utilising £5m affordable housing investment from the Falkirk Pension Fund, to be managed by CastleRock Edinvar Housing Association Ltd.

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An outline feasibility study has been undertaken by the developer which has established that an affordable proposal can deliver the housing.

It is also hoped the construction work will help boost the economy and provide jobs.


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