An application for Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) for
the 58 acre mixed use waterside development next to the iconic
Falkirk Wheel has been approved by Falkirk Council, subject to a
section 75 Agreement, it was announced today.
The plan for this unique site at Tamfourhill in Falkirk, is part
of a partnership collaboration between Falkirk Council and British
Waterways Scotland to regenerate and revitalise the Forth &
Clyde canal corridor.
Both partners are delighted at the outcome of this planning
decision and recognise that this major milestone represents an
excellent opportunity for regeneration and development in the
The plan for Tamfourhill, which lies to the east of the town,
also supports Falkirk Council's My Future's In Falkirk, the ten
year economic regeneration plan for the town and surrounding
More information and an update on the development proposals will
be announced in early summer 2011.
Notes to editors
The Tamfourhill plan includes a mile long vibrant canalside
quarter along the Forth & Clyde Canal between The Falkirk Wheel
and the B Listed Rosebank Distillery one mile away.
The new waterside quarter will include residential units, a
hotel, leisure/retail and commercial space arranged around a public
square, the handsome B Listed Union Inn and a new 50 berth marina
The new marina will also be home to 18,000 sq ft of commercial,
leisure and retail space as well as the B Listed Union Inn (with
pub and restaurant), which will be refurbished and extended to
feature a double frontage overlooking the vibrant new canalside
There will also be potential for additional waterside
amenities such as cycle and canoe/kayak hire and boatyard
facilities for local and visiting boaters.
The plan, developed by leading Scottish firm Michael Laird
Architects in partnership with Falkirk Council and British
Waterways Scotland extends over the full 140 acre parkland setting.
It will also make possible an enhanced 'gateway' entrance to The
Falkirk Wheel, which, as one of Scotland's leading visitor
attractions, welcomes half a million visitors each year, many of
which take a boat ride on the world's only rotating boatlift.