Mains of Cowie application lodged

Mains of Cowie application
Mains of Cowie application

Stewart Milne Homes have submitted a renewed bid to build housing and a supermarket on a site at Mains of Cowie on the outskirts of Stonehaven.

The application was lodged this week with Aberdeenshire Council for 250 homes.

The proposal for the site states it is for: “Mixed Use Development Including Residential (up to 250 Units), Community Facilities, Primary School, Retail (Not Exceeding 4000 sq m Gross), Petrol Filling Station, Means of Access and Related Infrastructure & Landscaping.”

A previous bid by the company to build 400 homes, was rejected by the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee earlier this year amid concerns about flooding and the visual impact it would have on the area.

The design and access statement on the application states: “Stewart Milne Homes support the principle of a mixed use town extension to Stonehaven. This proposal builds upon the demonstrated local desire and market interest to realise an opportunity for a retail superstore; and, the market demand for a mix of new housing in the town. We strongly believe that this represents the town’s best opportunity for sustainable economic growth.”

The expiry date for public comment on the application is Thursday, November 26.

The previous application received 21 public comments with 19 objecting to the development.