MCR Property Group submits plans for residential development of 67 new homes

MCR Property Group has submitted a planning application to transform the former Solsgirth mine site, in Dollar, Clackmannanshire, into a residential development of 67 new homes.

The former colliery and current brownfield site is split in two halves by the existing burn and woodland, which is to be retained as part of the original design.

Designed by EMA Architects + Masterplanners, the scheme will comprise 67 detached and semi-detached houses, including three, four- and five-bedroom family homes. Built on a series of newly paved cul-de-sacs on the B913, the properties will offer beautiful views of the Ochil Hills to the north. Many of the houses will be built around a ‘rural courtyard’ design, orientated in a steading arrangement over courtyards and green space.

The proposal also provides future commercial, business and employment opportunities to create a fully sustainable and integrated community. These will be in the form of an area set aside for a potential nursery or stables/livery business to complement the development’s rural context.

The development will feature bridle pathways, steading plot, six one-acre plots and a paddock. The development will also be built around existing watercourses and woodland, providing a much-sought-after proximity to nature.

Nick Lake, asset manager at MCR Property Group, said: “The attractive county town of Dollar is a popular residential area thanks to its tranquil setting, enviable commuter links and high performing independent school, Dollar Academy.”

For more information, visit the MCR website.

Jan 28th, 2020