OUTLINE plans have been submitted at Clackmannanshire Council for a mixed use housing development between Alloa and Sauchie.

Advance Construction (Scotland) Ltd is seeking planning permission in principle for their plans at the former Carsebridge distillery and warehouse site.

A design and access statement submitted with the plans said: "The site presents an excellent opportunity for development, providing the chance to form a long term defined settlement edge to the [east] of Alloa and provide a sustainable new neighbourhood which integrates with the existing settlement.

"The structure and character of the development is designed to reflect the surrounding area and will contain many natural design features."

Developers are hoping to extend the Brothie Burn corridor through the site to create an attractive area of open space and enhance pedestrian links.

In essence, the development would extend Alloa to the east with a "mix of new homes which are appropriate for the local area".

The plans also call for business units to be created and the developers have also submitted a lengthy assessment on potential school contributions.

Carsebridge House, a category B listed building, also forms a part of the site.

The design and access statement said: "The existing Carsebridge House and walled garden to the north will be retained and respected, with the retention of open space to the south.

"Views north towards the Ochil Hills and east towards the existing landscape have the potential to be enhanced through the alignment of roads, housing and footpath connections.

"In terms of existing landscape features, there are clusters of mature trees within the northern and western sections of the site, as well as along the eastern boundary.

"Development will be set back from existing trees and any areas of root protection and trees will be used to form a defensive boundary to the development."