Muckhart Village from Seamab

Update: H49 Planning Appeal

This post is to provide a brief update on the latest information regarding the H49 appeal process which is now well underway. Further documentation has been submitted onto the DPEA web-site and a Government Reporter has now been appointed.

Residents who submitted comments, previously, during the Planning Application process, will now have received a second letter from the Council. This letter advises that the Council, in their first letter, provided an incorrect email address, to be used to make further representations to the DPEA, as part of the appeal process. The correct email address has now been supplied and the ‘cut-off’ date for further representations to be made, consequently, has been extended to 11th May.

Those members of our community who have received this letter are free to submit further comments, as part of appeal process. However, what is not really clear, from both letters, is that any comments to be submitted should only cover new points or issues to be raised and should not repeat previous comments made, as these have already been submitted to the Reporter.

The advice on appeals (Planning Circular 4/2013) states the following:

  1. As representations previously made and lodged with the planning authority by interested parties will be taken into account before a decision is reached on the appeal, there is no need or expectation for the same matters to be raised again with Scottish Ministers.  Nevertheless, regulation 5(4) allows that interested parties may make further representations to Scottish Ministers in respect of the appeal within 14 days beginning with the date notice is given of the appeal. 

Finally, MCC is coordinating and preparing a further submission, on behalf of our community, based on key issues and points raised in Springfield’s ‘Grounds for Appeal’ document which we will be countering.

H49 Planning Appeal by Springfield

This post is just to keep everyone in our community aware of the current status of the formal Planning Appeal, submitted by Springfield, relating to site H49.

Further to the submission by Springfield of a formal appeal, multiple documents have now been uploaded onto the Planning and Environment Appeals Division (DPEA) website. However, currently, the case is indicated as ‘ Not yet ready for allocation to reporter’, although this is likely to change, moving forward. The case number is: PPA-150-2008 (Planning Permission Appeal).

MCC has concerns about what has, and what has not, been posted, to date, and is seeking clarification, on a number of matters, with the parties involved.

It is still early days in the overall appeal process, in particular, given the current situation regarding COVID-19. However, we anticipate more information on the next steps will come forward, once a Reporter has been appointed.

You can access and view the documents and communications submitted regarding the Appeal, on the DPEA website, via the following link:

MCC will issue a further update, once we have been advised of the next steps in the process.


Mike Wilson


Muckhart Community Council 

Emergency Road Closure – Dollar

Please be aware, if you’re planning to travel to Dollar over the next few days, for essential shopping or to collect a prescription, that an Emergency Road Closure is in place to carry out Scottish Water repairs.




Clackmannanshire Council


Greenside Street

List of Roads Section of road over which an emergency prohibition of driving, parking and loading is applicable from 0800 hours on Monday 6 April 2020 until 1900 hours on Thursday 9 April 2020.
McNabb Street, Dollar From its junction with A91 Bridge Street northwards for a distance of 20 metres or thereby.
Diversion Local diversions in place, resident access where possible.

COVID-19 Virus: Community Support

With the ongoing escalation of the COVID-19 virus, and the undoubted impact it will have on our community, MCC is looking at ways in which we can help to support local initiatives focussed on helping the more vulnerable residents within our community.

We hope soon to be providing a ‘registration facility’ on the MCC web-site where local volunteers can sign-up to offer their support on-line and plan to co-ordinate these efforts with other groups and initiatives within the community. We are also considering providing an on-line ‘help request’ facility, to be used by any residents who may require support, and how best to co-ordinate any support requests that may come in.

In the meantime, the CTSi has provided a community health guide (please see below) of services and organisations who might be able to provide some sort of assistance  within the constraints of the Government and NHS guidelines.

Community Health Guide – Final (1)

Fed up of Dog Fouling in CLACKMANNAN?

We’ve launched our latest solution to tackle Dog Fouling!


This weekend 11 million viewers watched the 2020 Crufts Best in Show wire-haired Dachshund  ‘Maisie’ do what dogs do and take a toilet break on her victory lap of the NEC arena.

Her owner Kim McCalmon came well prepared and immediately scooped up the mess with a bag. If only all dog owners would follow in Kim’s footsteps and act so responsibly! But sadly we know all too well that this isn’t the case.

Our latest research into Dog Fouling found that 15% of dog owners admit to letting their dog poop in a public place without picking up, leading to 76% of adults stepping in dog poop in their lifetime.

This is why we’ve launched our latest campaign to tackle this noxious problem. The campaign features dogs as the messenger, appealing directly to dog lovers and leveraging the levers of both pride and shame to remind owners to pick-up their poop because it’s what their dog would want them to do.

Get in touch with our Network team today to find out more about how the campaign can help tackle Dog Fouling in CLACKMANNAN and make sure more dog owners know to Bag it & Bin it for their dogs!

Please send any enquiries to:


Scottish Land Commission Public Meeting – Tues 10 March, 7pm

You are cordially invited to attend our public meeting in Stirling on Tuesday 10 March, at 7:00 pm in the Volunteer Scotland offices, Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ.

We will be discussing how communities can benefit from land reform, including community ownership, community engagement in decisions relating to land, transforming vacant and derelict land, modernising land ownership, and more.

SLC Public Meeting Poster STIRLING

Jess Barbier-Marsden

Communications Manager

Scottish Land Commission | Longman House | 28 Longman Road | Inverness | IV1 1SF

01463 423 313 | : |


Path from Primary School towards Golf Club

Parents: please be aware that MCC has been advised that the path running down from the Primary School towards the Golf Club is extremely muddy, to the extent that children may become stuck in the mud !! Please take extra care if walking along this route.

Coronation Hall Annual Fundraiser

This year the annual fundraiser for the Coronation Hall will be a Southern Indian extravaganza, including a 3-course authentic Indian Buffet, traditional music, a dance performance and instruction (if wanted), traditional Indian games, raffle and lots more.

Please click the following link for more information:

Bollywood 1 – poster

The Coronation Hall Committee

Do you, or does someone you know live with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)?

Do you (or does someone you know) live with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)?

If so, the Scottish Health Council is looking for people who are living with a diagnosis of ME to give their views about what support they would like to see in place.

These views will be used to help the Scottish Government to address particular gaps in knowledge and understanding about the care and support needs of those who are affected.

If you would like to be involved in this piece of work, you can complete an online survey at:

If you would prefer to take part in a telephone interview or participate in a face to face discussion (as part of a group or individually), please contact our local office and we’ll be happy to arrange.

There is a flyer attached which can be shared and/or printed and displayed. We want to make sure we have done everything we can to reach individuals living with ME, so are very grateful for any sharing of the flyer/this email/the survey link!

20200217 FV ME FLYER.pptx

Many thanks


Kelly Tulloch


Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Scottish Health Council


46 Barnton Street | Stirling | FK8 1NA

01786 471 550


Website:  |

Twitter: @online_his  | @SHCForthValley  | @SHC_org


Initial Consultation for New Planting Scheme at Coulshill, Auchterarder: Muckhart Drop-in Session

Scottish Woodlands Ltd and Bidwells are holding a Drop-in session for members of the community to discuss the opportunities and constraints relating to a proposed forestry planting project at Coulshill, Auchterarder.

All are welcome to attend and the organisers would like to hear your views on this project.

A representative from Scottish Forestry will also be at the session to answer any queries.

The Drop-in session will be held on:

Wednesday 4th March 2020

14:00 – 19:00 hours

in the

Coronation Hall

See the poster below for details of further sessions:

Coulshill Poster