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Mixed Use Development Opportunity, Phase 2 Denny Town Centre, Denny, FK6 6DF

1.11 acres / Land / Mixed Use

For Sale

Available - Last updated: 17 May 2024

Phase 2 Denny Town Centre is a prime location at Stirling Street, Denny Town Centre Stirling Street is a traditional shopping street on its eastern side with a mixture of independent retailers, cafes, hair and beauty salons and professional services on the ground floor and residential flats on the upper floors.  On the west side of Stirling Street, and immediately to the south of the development site, is the recent development of Phase 1 Denny Town Centre, featuring new shop units, a library and a public square that replaced the former 1960 s precinct, and car parking National brands on Stirling Street include Boots, Lloyd Pharmacy, Co op Food and Greggs.

The site is a highly accessible location in the heart of Denny with many local community facilities, residential and commercial properties a short distance away by walking or bus.

Phase 2 of the town centre regeneration comprises of a development site which extends to approximately (4,493 sq m / 1.11 acres). The opportunity is suitable for either a food store retailer, non food retail or residential use as permitted by the current Local Development Plan. Interested parties are advised to consult with Falkirk Council’s planning team prior to submitting an offer.

Phase 1 In 2017, the £7.9m first phase of Denny’s town centre redevelopment was completed. Phase 1 comprised of several retail units, a community library and a new town square.

Phase 3 The smallest site (530 sqm./ 0.13 acres), was sold in 2021, for the development of a p ost office and a convenience store to replace the existing facility located at the opposite side of Duke Street. This site has still to developed.

Location

The town of Denny is situated approximately 7 miles west of Falkirk and 6 miles northeast of Cumbernauld; it benefits from good access to both the M80 and M876 motorways. The town has a population c.10,000 residents and a wider catchment of more than 25,000 people from nearby towns including Larbert, Bonnybridge , Larbert, Banknock and Dunipace . There are several national retailers within the town including Sainsbury’s, Co op, Iceland , and Boots the Chemist, as well as a number of local independent eateries and retailers.

Accommodation

Size approximately (4,493 sq m / 1.11 acres)

Terms

Planning Policy - The current development plan covering the property comprises National Planning Framework 4 the Falkirk Local Development Plan 2 (LDP 2 and associated Supplementary Guidance ( The following policies are of relevance to Phase 2 Denny Town Centre

National Planning Framework 4 (NPF 4) - Policy 14 ( quality and place) This requires proposals to be well designed, improve the quality of the area and support the six qualities of successful places set out in Annex D of NPF 4.

Policy 27 ( town, local and commercial centres) This policy supports development proposals that enhance and improve the vitality and viability of town centres, including proposals that increase the mix of uses or generate significant footfall Specific uses supported by the policy in town centres include commercial, leisure, offices, community, sport and cultural facilities and public buildings. The same policy encourages new residential development in town centres, particularly on vacant sites like Phase 2 Denny Town Centre, to encourage town centre living and help them adapt positively to economic and social changes. Other NPF 4 policies may be relevant depending on the nature and scale of any proposals.

Falkirk Local Development Plan 2 (LDP 2) - Phase 2 Denny Town Centre is identified as an existing mixed use town centre opportunity (MU 10 Church Walk) where retail, business (such as Class 4 office), restaurant/leisure, community and housing uses are supported in principle by LDP 2. Other appropriate town centre uses are supported too.

Policy PE 09 Areas of Townscape Value -  The Phase 2 Denny Town Centre site adjoins the Glasgow Road and Stirling Street Area of Townscape Value ( Proposals will be required by this policy to fit with the distinctive character of the ATV with reference to the historic pattern and density of development its setting the architectural style, massing and materials of buildings landscape treatments and boundary features.

Policy JE 07 Town and Local Centres - The site is located within the boundary of Denny Town Centre which is classified as a District Centre in LDP 2 ’s network of centres. This policy’s is similar to Policy 27 promoting a diverse range of uses and residential development in town centres. Other LDP 2 policies may be relevant depending on the nature and scale of any proposals.

Potential Uses and Design Considerations - Development proposals will need to comply with Policies 14 and 27 of NPF 4 and Policies PE 09 and JE 07 of the LDP 2.  Proposals should be a design led approach to the development of Phase 2 Denny Town Centre, having sensitive regard to the site’s prominence in Denny Town Centre, the ATV and the building line, frontage, heights, existing public realm etc on Stirling Street. A key objective should be a high quality development that both enhances and complements the immediate townscape and street scene.

Access and Parking - Access to site is expected to continue from Davies Row Car parking will need to meet the parking standards as set out in the National Roads Development Guide A transport assessment will be required to ascertain the impacts of intensive uses on the local transport network.

Developer Contributions - Policy IR 02 of LDP 2 waives developer contributions for education and open space for a flatted development up to 50 units at the site, although the site capacity will be much less than 50 units. Proposals of 4 or more dwellinghouses, however, will be required to contribute towards the additional capacity at Denny High School, Denny Primary School and possibly local, nursery provision. Appendix 4 of SG13 sets out the current, indexed rates to calculate education contributions.

Proposals for 11 dwellinghouses or more will likely be required by SG 05 to make an off site contribution towards the upgrading of Denny’s open spaces. The level of contributions will be established by officers through the process of preparing a local open space audit.

Depending on the scale and nature of proposals, a contribution may be required towards the Denny East Access Road ( the final of phase which is currently under construction at the time of writing Falkirk Council has long identified the need for this by pass road to help alleviate traffic congestion at Denny Cross in Denny Town Centre.

Procedures - As part of the bidding process, submissions should include sufficient detail to demonstrate compliance with the terms of this planning statement.

Following the selection of the preferred bidder and the conclusion of missives, pre application discussion on the details of proposals would be encouraged.

Offers - Offers should be submitted by 2 pm Wednesday 13 th December 2023

Offers
should be submitted to:-
Team 4
Customer Business Support
Falkirk Council
Suite B
Falkirk Stadium
Falkirk
FK2 9EE

Formal offers to purchase the heritable interest must be in Scottish Legal Form.

The enclosed ADDRESS LABEL must be affixed to the offer envelope (if no address label is enclosed, please contact us and we will supply one). Offers must be received prior to the closing date and time as above.

Falkirk Council do not accept offers by email and will not accept late offers under any circumstances.

Fees - The purchaser is required to pay Falkirk Council’s reasonable legal costs in relation to this transaction, together with £200 + VAT to produce a title plan deed for registration purposes, together with any LBTT and land registration fees due where applicable.

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