Planning Application P/17/0041/FUL

INEOS Chemicals Grangemouth Ltd has submitted a planning application to Falkirk Council for the works adjacent to and within the confines of A904 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth comprising the Construction of a Security Management Centre, 2 Security Gatehouses, Security Fencing and 5 No Pipe Bridges with Supporting Infrastructure.

The proposed development is classed as National Development.

If granted permission the proposed development would need a section of the A904 Bo'ness Road between the Inchyra roundabout and the River Avon road bridge to be permanently closed to the public by a "Stopping Up Order". We have received a number of enquiries about the application and therefore this information is being provided.

Details of the proposed development can be viewed on our Public Access system and any comments you wish to make about the proposal can be made in writing on the application comments page. Please note that, if making a lengthier representation, you may wish to type your comments into a separate document before transferring them into the online system. This will prevent any issues with losing your comments due to page timeout.

National Development status for the proposed development means that we must hold a pre-determination hearing before we can decide to grant or refuse planning permission. This is to allow INEOS Chemicals Grangemouth Ltd and those who make representations to be heard by Councillors before a decision is taken.

A pre-determination hearing took place on Monday 13 March 2017 at Grangemouth High School. Following the hearing, Ineos have advised that they intend to submit supplementary information to us. When this information is received further assessment will be required before the planning application can be reported to a meeting of the full Council. As a result, the application will not be considered by the Council at its meeting on 29 March 2017. When a meeting date has been set it will be published here.

If planning permission is granted the above section of A904 Bo'ness Road would need to be permanently closed to allow the proposed development to be carried out and used. Closure cannot be completed unless planning permission has been granted for the proposed development. The Stopping Up Order would be subject to a separate procedure with public notice and opportunity for comment.

The proposed development map