And outline planning permission has also been
sought for the £150 million foreshore, dock and harbour development
— which could feature an amazing bridge, the design of which
is based on the original version of the famous Falkirk Wheel.
The first phase of the 10-year project will
see the dere.lict harbour transformed into a tourism and leisure
attraction. More than 150 homes and town houses will also be built.
And thanks to Falkirk Council's development
surveyor Colin Frame, the Journal was this week able to gain a
close-up look at the detailed harbour plans — submitted
by ING Real Estates Limited.
Water is a feature developer ING is used to
working with, given that the company is Dutch based. So it's no
surprise that the firm has come up with inventive plans for making
the most of the harbour location.
The first phase of the waterfront development,
if approved by Falkirk Council, will see the harbour transformed
beyond recognition within three years.
details in Journal & Gazette