A derelict brownfield site in Clackmannan could be transformed into a small affordable housing development if all goes to plan. 

Clackmannanshire Council wants to secure planning permission to turn the former bus depot on Lochies Road into an affordable housing site with eight new-build bungalows.  The site is located just 300 metres south of Clackmannan’s town centre, and it aims to deliver new, attractive and affordable homes.

According to planning papers, the development “represents a unique opportunity to provide much needed new affordable homes and to provide a cohesive and unique new development on a brownfield site”.

The 0.27 hectare site was formerly used as a bus depot and until recently had a number of individual domestic scale garages scattered across the property. 

Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser: View looking south from Lochies Road into the site.View looking south from Lochies Road into the site. (Image: Clackmannanshire Council)

However, planning papers explained that the site has been vacant and derelict for some time and the buildings were recently cleared away. 

In place of the currently vacant site, the council hopes to build eight new affordable bungalows alongside an access road, footpaths and landscaping. 

“The site is well located to take advantage of existing facilities and will integrate well with the surroundings,” the planning papers state. 

“The design and detailing of the new buildings will be simple and contemporary, but will be informed by the local character, with building forms and materials which relate to its setting to ensure that a pleasant, safe and stimulating place to live is realised.”