PLANS to build almost 200 homes in Cambusbarron have been given the green light by Stirling Council.

The major housing development by Barratt Homes will see the erection of 194 houses, including 38 affordable homes, on land toward the southern edge of the village at the Seven Sisters Field site.

Although planning permission in principle had already been granted for the development, a number of matters specified by conditions still required approval by Stirling Council’s Planning and Regulation Panel as part of a two-stage planning process.

Conditions include the submission of plans covering the detailed layout of the site and a report outlining compliance with the Cambusbarron Masterplan.

Developers will also need to ensure the internal roads design is in line with requirements, such as internal junction visibility, parking and public transport provision.

There were 26 objections against the development with Cambusbarron Community Council also objecting, while the plans attracted 20 letters of support.

A previous application to build 264 homes at the site was previously refused by the panel in January 2020 and the appeal was dismissed by a Scottish Government reporter some months later.

Councillor Alasdair MacPherson, chair of the panel, said: “We are now satisfied that this major development is in accordance with the council’s Local Development Plan and will deliver a mix of high-quality and affordable housing for the local area.

“The developer has made necessary changes from the previous application, including a 30 per cent reduction in the number of homes to be built on the site.

“As part of the conditions, the site must also contain good quality, accessible and inclusive open spaces and appropriate landscaping that will preserve the character of the area.”