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PostSubject: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:57 pm

The weather wasn't too bad today so I decided to go for a run down by Valleyfield and along the old railway. As I was passing the site of the old Dalmore papermill I noticed that there were quite a few tree trunks lying about but I couldn't see where they had been cut down from. However, on the way back, as I was heading towards Auchendinny, it all became clear. Not only have they cleared away the papermill but now they have chopped down all the trees behind the house that used to be there Mad All that is left is the pool and it looks very bare Evil or Very Mad I wouldn't be surprised if they are going to build more houses here. Does anyone know if this is the case?

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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:29 pm

Coming to a place near you? Who needs trees anyway? Where are the tree people when you need them? I'm sure it will look much better after they have planted a few houses Rolling Eyes Crying or Very sad


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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:23 am

That's very sad - but that's so-called progress for you these days! Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:16 pm

I haven't been down there for a while but, as I recall the place, it's difficult to imagine them being able to build there.

Looking at your pictures, it looks more like a bit of woodland management than a real effort to clear the place completely.

There again, maybe it's best to expect the worst. That way, you don't get disappointments.
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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:52 pm

There is quite a bit of land there and I can't think of any benefits to the area of clearing away all the well established trees that were there Sad I'm quite sure that if a builder is given permission to build then they will not hesitate to drain the pond and plant 3 or 4 detached houses Mad .

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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:22 pm

I'll try and get down there for a look sometime soon. (Obviously, I hope you're wrong, though.)
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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:01 pm

I'm afriad there is planning permission for (I think) 120 flats/houses on the old papermill site.

Already being advertised scratch http://property.scotsman.com/?id=210505

Access will presumably be from the existing road, between the two sets of traffic lights. Embarassed Fun and games that will be in the morning.
Not to mention the havoc it's going to cause to the foot path and continued access along it. Shouldn't grumble I suppose. We've now got the skate park to walk around I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:36 pm

They did have a big sign up at the site advertising the houses for quite a while. However, I may be wrong, but I thought that the reason they were being allowed to build the houses was because it was a brown field site. To clear away all these trees and then claim that it is part of the brown field site seems to be stretching it a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:32 pm

Well, I went for a look, but I'm still not sure what's going on.

They've felled all the trres on the side next to the access road, but left some on the opposite bank. There's also a strange earth ramp at the bottom end as though they are trying to fill it in rather than drain it.

I'm wondering if they plan to put a new access road through that part. The existing access is pretty narrow.

With the trees gone, it's more obvious that the pond was man-made. (At least, that's how it looks to me.) Maybe that's enough to make it "brown field."
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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:51 pm

Not much chance of the houses being built now as the company involved have just gone in to administration ( a lot of that this week!)

http://www.dunfermlinepress.com/news/roundup/articles/2010/02/19/397297-95-jobs-threatened-as-homebuilder-goes-into-administration/

http://www.thomasmitchellhomes.com/Developments/Future
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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:33 pm

It looks like these homes will be getting built some time soon as Miller Homes have taken over the development. See the full story here:

http://business.scotsman.com/business/Miller-in-110m-homes-39rescue39.6534075.jp
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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:47 pm

I see that they have finally started work on the site of the Dalmore paper mill. I was also surprised to see that the council have been busy putting tarmac down from the nearby railway tunnel to just after the turnoff for Beeslack high school Very Happy Hopefully they will continue it, at least to the sewage works further on. Anyway, they have also replaced the makeshift steps that led up to Aaron house/Beeslack school with tarmac. It goes around the pool that was cleaned out last year. The pool is looking quite healthy now and there were two ducks swimming in it which probably wouldn't have happened before.

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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:22 pm

Okay, I took some photos of the new path today. I wonder if it is perphaps the builders who have laid the path so that kids will be able to walk to Beeslack high school from the new houses that are being built?


The new tarmac path on the old railway.


Where the path splits off from the old railway up to Aaron house/Beeslack high school.


The new path next to the pond near Aaron house.


The pond at Aaron house.

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PostSubject: Re: Proposed houses at the Dalmore papermill   Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:14 pm

The 4-storey apartments at the beginning of the development have started to take shape
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