Stirling 4 Community, a local charity, is creating the garden to honour past residents of William Simpsons Asylum who are buried there. A number of community groups will undertake gardening tasks to maintain and enhance the area.
The proposals include the installation of a memorial notice board, a small timber shed and two sets of raised beds and planters at the site, which is located between St Ninians Old Parish Church and the A9 Burghmuir Road.
A report by Council Officers considered that the proposal complies with the Stirling Local Development Plan.
Following a hearing at Tuesday’s (30 Aug) meeting of the panel, the plans were given the green light, subject to a programme of archaeological works and appropriate painting to the historic railings at the site.
A total of 17 letters of objection and one comment were lodged about the application and these were considered when applying the conditions.
A recording of the meeting can be viewed here: https://stirling.public-i.tv/core/portal/home
To read the report and download the agenda papers, follow this link: http://minutes.stirling.gov.uk/PDFs/Planning&Regulation/Agendas/PlanRegAgenda.pdf
Picture shows the former graveyard in St Ninians.