Kinglass housing project slammed

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Proposals for nearly 170 new homes on a site on the outskirts of Bo’ness have angered local residents.

Miller Homes has applied for planning consent for 167 houses on land adjacent to Borrowstoun Road.

But objectors say that the new development will lead to major road safety issues in the area.

They also believe that the infrastructure is not in place to cope saying the schools and doctors are already under pressure without the additional load that would come into play should the application get the go-ahead.

Concerned resident Jim Hawthorn said: ‘‘Borrowstoun Road is famous for flooding and is totally unsuitable as an access to the proposed Miller Homes development. Patients can wait a week for an appointment with a GP as it is. That can only get worse with more houses.’’

A spokesman for Miller Homes said: “We have spent a considerable period of time working with Falkirk Council on our plans and we are satisfied that our scheme addresses all the issues of local concern. The site is allocated as part of the adopted local plan and we look forward to the Council’s determination of our detailed application in due course.”

Falkirk Council confirmed receipt of the application but could give no indication of a likely date by when it might be determined.