Stirling Council’s Planning Panel have granted a Public Hearing on Network Rail’s application for a new bridge. This is likely, although not certain until the agenda is published, to be at the meeting scheduled for THURSDAY 13th APRIL in council chambers.
Commenting on the decision to hold a Hearing, Braehead Community Council Chairperson Chris Kane says,
“I attended Stirling Council’s Planning Panel meeting last week and I’m delighted that we’ve won the first round in the process to have local voices heard before any final decisions are taken. There will be a Planning Hearing next month and I’ll be there to ensure Braehead and Wallace Park residents have their concerns head by Network Rail. We are not against a new bridge, but we are totally against a year long closure of a road that sees over twenty two thousand journeys a year. That is too much for local residents and local business to bear, not to mention a huge concern for road safety in nearby communities including Braehead. Network Rail should take the opportunity to withdraw their application in its current form and come up with something that has a less ridiculous timescale.”