£100m plan unveiled for Falkirk development area

PLANS for a major, £100m mixed development to the east of Falkirk town centre are expected to be submitted later this summer, following an agreement struck with the local authority.

The proposal is for a 27-acre site called Falkirk Gateway and is for housing, food outlets and leisure facilities. Its exact location is adjacent to the new Forth Valley College and Falkirk football stadium, and – if approved – would include 100 new homes, a pub/restaurant and a 120-bedroom hotel.

The Falkirk Gateway is a development area identified by the multi-agency Invest Falkirk, and the ‘agreement’ with Falkirk Council concerns work it might carry out, struck by land and property developers, Hargreaves Land, and developers and investors, Fintry Estates.

Says a Falkirk Council media announcement, here: “News of the agreement signals a further boost for plans to create new opportunities for the local economy and upwards of 400 full and part-time jobs in the construction, retail, office, and hospitality and leisure sectors over the next 15 years.

“The council is also carrying out a programme of major road improvements to support the Falkirk Gateway, including upgrading roads around Falkirk’s Westfield roundabout in a multi-million-pound investment to improve the flow of traffic in and around the area.

“If the developers’ plans get the ‘green light’ from Falkirk Council’s planning committee later this year, on-site work is expected to start in the second half of [next year] with completion of the scheme anticipated in 2026.”

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