Thornhill, Stirling, United Kingdom

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Deadline for responding to Inverdunning planning application closed.

Stirling Council granted us an extension to submit responses to this complex planning proposal. However, the deadline has now passed.

I would like to thank everyone who took time to contact the council with your views. Amazing community spirit 👏 👏 👏

Shelloch Windfarm Approved

From Councillor Martin Earl

Dear All,

I am advising both Community Councils of the outcome of the Planning Hearing to determine the Shelloch Windfarm application that took place yesterday.

The application was approved by the planning panel.  Their meetings are held online via MS teams. I have attached a copy of the report to committee by the planning officer and a copy of my presentation for your information.

I am extremely disappointed not only in the outcome but also the process that took place that to my mind impedes good quality presentations by those wanting to raise objections or concerns – external input is only allowed by phone call so one cannot present graphics and has to read out a submission.

Mobile Library Timetable

Please see the timetable for January and February 2022.

Proposed Housing Development in Thornhill

You may be aware of a proposed mixed housing/ industrial development on the edge of Thornhill, which includes 73 new houses and JCC moving to the new site.
The proposal concerns land North West Of And At Burnside Works Main Street Thornhill.
More information can be found on the Stirling Council Planning website at https://pabs.stirling.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=R30NNMPIJ0E00

Community councils have a statutory right to be consulted on applications for planning permission and represent the local viewpoint on developments.
Thornhill & Blairdrummond Community Council are hosting an open meeting online this Wednesday evening (15th Dec), contact ThornhillBlairdrummondCC@gmail.com for the joining instructions

There are a couple of things to note:

  • There are 47 documents in total so you may want to concentrate on the areas which affect you most or which you have expertise in.
  • The deadline for comments to the Planning Department is 30th December which doesn’t give us much time to study the documents. However, the Community Council has requested an extension to this deadline so I will inform you if it is granted.
  • As Thornhill residents you have the right to comment on this planning application either directly to the Planning Department or via the Community Council. TCT will also develop a response based on your feedback.

Please respond to chair@thornhillstirling.org if you would like your views included in the TCT response.

Light Up Thornhill & Windows Advent Calendar

We are pleased to say that our Christmas elves will be busy again this year putting up the Christmas lights around the village. Please join in by putting up your own lights.

Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty about Covid restrictions we haven’t been able to organise a parade or get together afterwards.

After the success of last year’s beautifully decorated windows, we would like to invite you to sign up again.
If you want to take part please sign up here to choose your date.

Once Advent starts we will be advertising the ‘grand window openings’ and posting photos of the windows in the Advent calendar for everyone to see.

Mobile Library Dates

The Mobile Library van will continue to come to the village on a fortnightly basis as follows.

North Common Trust AGM

Thornhill Weather & Air Quality Station

Our new Thornhill air quality & weather station is now online.
Located atop the Masonic Lodge at the Junction of the Kippen and Aberfoyle Roads it measures particulate matter PM10 and PM2.5 plus wind speed, direction, solar energy, temperature, pressure, humidity and of course rainfall. Additional air quality sensors are scheduled to be located at the other end of Main Street during February and Traffic Data will follow in due course

Live Data Here

Paths Group Progress

The Thornhill Paths Group have been holding monthly to work parties over the summer.
Those of you who walk the paths regularly may have noticed that the volunteers have improved the stiles and strimmed areas of the Muir Dam Path, cleared ditches on the North Common and attempted to stop the Hedges Path disappearing under the overgrown verges and soil dumped by the rabbits from their holes.

Much of the work on the North Common seems to have involved being in a ditch.

We also have regular meetings to discuss progress and next steps. If you would like to join us the next meeting is on 21 October. Contact paths@thornhillstirling for more information.

Picnic Bench on South Common

Now that we’re heading for autumn and winter it may not seem the weather for a picnic, but if you should feel the need for a seat outdoors for a natter with friends or just to have a rest there is a new picnic bench on the South Common outside the Community Hall.

Money for the bench was donated by Thornhill & Blairdrummond Community Council, Thornhill Community Hall and Thornhill Community Trust. Thanks to Jim and his helpers who installed the bench. We hope you enjoy using it.

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