COUNCILLORS are set to extend the use of a travellers' site at Forestmill.

An application has been submitted to Clackmannanshire Council for a two-year extension of the area at Cow Wood which currently caters for two households.

However, it has been recommended that only a one-year extension should be granted.

The site shall only be occupied by a maximum of two families with the continued siting of two static caravans, four touring caravans and amenities.

Principal planner Grant Baxter, in his report ahead of this Thursday's Planning Committee, advised that the proposal should be granted with conditions.

He said: "This permission shall cease on January 31, 2022.

"By that date, the use of the site as a permanent gypsy/traveller site, shall cease, all caravans shall be removed from the site and it shall be returned to forestry use. Unless, by that time, planning permission has been granted for continued use of the site for this development.

"The site shall only be occupied by a maximum of two families who are declared Gypsy/Traveller households."

He added that within three months of the date of this permission, a schedule of native tree and hedge planting along the site's borders and the arrangement and timing of planting and future maintenance must be submitted and approved in writing to the council, as well as details of proposed water supply and drainage.