Development of affordable homes in Plean given the green light

A residential development for up to 24 affordable homes in Plean has been approved, subject to conditions, by the Planning and Regulation Panel of Stirling Council.

A close up picture of an architect's drawing over which is stamped, in red letters, the word 'approved'.
The land, south of Plean Parish Church, comprises of two, three and four bedroom houses.

The proposed development, on land south of Plean Parish Church, comprises of two, three and four bedroom houses. It includes wheelchair accessible properties and will be constructed by Carmichael Homes.

It is part of an investment totalling £6.1 million, with £3.2 million provided from Stirling Council’s New Build Housing Revenue Account and the remainder from Scottish Government subsidy.

The development will feature electric vehicle charging points and air source heat pumps and properties will also be fitted with solar panels and battery storage.


The planning application was approved subject to conditions, which includes agreement of a full programme of landscaping on the site. Plans for access from the development onto the A9, the main road through Plean, and pedestrian crossings along the front of the site must also be agreed.

Plean Community Council had objected to the application on a number of issues, including impact on the character of the area and local services. A further seven letters of objection were received.

However, the land was allocated for housing in the 2018 Stirling Local Development Plan. The Panel also ruled that the development was considered to be well connected and reflected the setting and character of Plean.

A recording of the latest Planning and Regulation Panel meeting can be viewed here:

The agenda papers for the meeting are published on the Stirling Council website.