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Say NO to a crematorium in Bannockburn now

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WE NEED YOU! Support your local community in opposing the proposal of a crematorium at the former Bannockburn Hospital site. (This petition is restricted to residents who live within the Stirling Council area only).

A planning application for a crematorium on the former Bannockburn hospital site has been submitted to Stirling Council on the 25th of August 2017. Although Stirlingshire could benefit from its own crematorium this is most definitely NOT the right site.

Reasons -

* It lies within the eastern side of Stirlingshire, a short distance from the current crematorium at Camelon. It would be much more logical to have it on the western side of Stirling to serve outlying areas not already within close proximity to a crematorium.

* The site itself is a pinnacle surrounded by working farm fields and both the A9 (Falkirk Rd) and the A91 (Pirnhall Rd) which are exceptionally busy with a phenomenal volume of traffic. The A9 is the main route to FV Royal Hospital from Stirlingshire and there is a lorry refuelling depot across from the site. Trucks will leave the M9 motorway to refuel and return to the motorway using the A91.

* The site lies around 300 metres from several large housing developments not to mention the other properties adjacent to the site. There are still concerns regarding possible air pollution and therefore this site is not appropriate so close to a dense residential area.

* Bannockburn House is currently being purchased and the Trust hope to develop this as a wedding venue amongst other visitor facilities. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon highlighted its value as a tourist attraction and as such it would not be appropriate to have a crematorium within such close proximity.

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