Affordable housing proposal launched in Bo’ness

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PROPOSALS for affordable housing in for local people in Bo’ness have been put forward to tackle the housing shortfall in the Falkirk Council area. Developers, AWG and Mactaggart & Mickel, have proposed the scheme of 225 houses which will include 75 much-needed affordable homes for locals at Crawfield Road.
Prior to the submission of the proposals, two community events
highlighted support, especially from younger couples.

PROPOSALS for affordable housing in for local people in Bo’ness have been put forward to tackle the housing shortfall in the Falkirk Council area.

Developers, AWG and Mactaggart & Mickel, have proposed the scheme of 225 houses which will include 75 much-needed affordable homes for locals at Crawfield Road.

The scheme will also include significant areas of open space and landscaping, new paths, and housing for disabled people should there be local demand for it.

A spokesperson for the developers, said: “Recent sales by other housebuilders indicate that a majority of buyers are local and that there is strong local demand.

“Our proposals will serve to enhance the local area and address some of the outstanding issues that exist around flooding and road safety.”

A Proposal of Application Notice, noting intent to lodge a planning application at a future date and describing the proposals, has been lodged with the Council and shared with Bo’ness Community Council and local ward councillors.

A series of community engagement events will take place over the next few months prior to the submission of a formal planning application.

It is hoped that development will see the population in the area continue to grow steadily which will support and maintain existing local schools.

 
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