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The Site and its Surroundings

There is a range of different land uses surrounding the proposed development site.  A mix of retail/commercial and housing can be seen to the west and south of the site, with The Helix and Falkirk Stadium supporting leisure to the east. 

Location Plan

Location Plan
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The development site comprises two plots of land (Area A and Area B) within the Falkirk Gateway development area. The site is approximately 1.5km east of Falkirk town centre and lies adjacent to Helix Park and Falkirk Stadium which are located directly to the east of the A9.

Area A is an undeveloped site that extends to 6.45 hectares and sits immediately to the north-west of the Westfield roundabout, with the A9 to the east and Grangemouth Road (A904) to the south. The Helix Park and Falkirk Stadium are to the east and south-east across the A9 and the campus for Forth Valley College lies immediately to the west. An established residential area at ‘the Bog’ lies to the south and Middlefield Industrial Estate (with operators such as B&Q and Screwfix) is situated to the north-west.

Area B is also an undeveloped site, that extends to approximately 4.6 hectares. The site lies immediately to the south-west of Westfield roundabout and is bound to the north by Grangemouth Road (A904) and to the east by the A9, with Falkirk Stadium beyond. The residential area of ‘the Bog’ is located directly to the west, with flatted development (typically 3-storeys in height) facing the site across Alexander Avenue. To the south of the site lies further residential development and Falkirk Fire Station.
In terms of access, the Area A site can be accessed from the A9 to the east of the site, with an additional access to the south from the A904 (Grangemouth Road). Access can be achieved to Area B from an existing four-arm roundabout on the A9, which currently provides access to Falkirk Stadium and the Fire Station.

Landscape Context

A key component to our evolving vision for the site has been that of a landscape led approach to masterplanning the site to allow it to successfully integrate into its surroundings.


This approach is informed by an understanding of the site, its context and the policy framework which applies.

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In particular, consideration is given to the environmental and historical context of the site, including local Scheduled Monuments, the Central Scotland Green Network and the Falkirk Council Greenspace Strategy.

Landscape Context
Landscape Context Key

Landscape Context Plan
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