Stirling Council has drawn up a Community Management Parking Plan which was approved by the Environment and Housing Committee in June 2018.

The Council’s vision is to

create a parking infrastructure within Stirling and its communities which helps develop a place that is an economically thriving, sustainable, quality place. A place where people want to come to and work, live and play.

Stirling Council Parking Policy and CPMPs document

The Council subsequently identified places where it believes parking is or will be an issue and drew up a list in priority order.  Kippen is on that list (near the bottom).

In our area, the communities affected are:

  • Balfron
  • Buchanan
  • Buchlyvie
  • Drymen
  • Killearn
  • Kippen
  • Strathblane/Blanefield

The Council is obviously looking at parking across the whole Council area so plans to tackle these communities first (by April 2020)

  • Doune
  • Balmaha
  • Bridge of Allan

Then, from May 2020 they will look at Balfron, Drymen and Killearn.  Once they’re done, the Council will turn its attention to Strathblane, Buchlyvie, Kippen, Thornhill and Buchanan.

The aim is to have all plans before the Environment and Housing Committee by April 2021.

So we can expect some form of consultation at some point next year. We will keep you posted on any developments and let you know when and how you can have your say.

Please note that this consultation exercise is different from the one looking at electric charging points. That is a Scottish Government initiative and funded separately. We have asked for clarification on how the two initiatives might co-exist.


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