Former Alloa distillery site earmarked for 390 new homes

Almost 400 new homes could be built on the site of a former distillery in Alloa after it was put up for sale with planning allocation for residential development.

February 05, 2019

Almost 400 new homes could be built on the site of a former distillery in Alloa after it was put up for sale with planning allocation for residential development.

The Carsebridge Distillery, which stopped producing whisky in 1983 has been put up for sale by its owners, Diageo. 76.5 acres of land is available as part of the sale, the majority of which has already been earmarked for residential development within the Clackmannanshire Local

Development Plan.

Property firm JLL is marketing the land for Diageo with joint agent Raymond Dunn of RJ Dunn Property Consultancy. The site had been used as a cooperage up until 2011, before operations were moved to other nearby facilities.

The areas where the main bonded warehouses stand span across nearly 58 acres. These have been earmarked for residential development, while a third area to the far south of the site is presently zoned for commercial use.

JLL expects significant house builder interest in the site, which is only 9 miles from Stirling and well-connected by road and rail with the central belt and beyond. The town is well placed for the central Scotland motorway network, making it a popular commuter location.

Angela White, director at JLL, said: “This is a rare opportunity to develop a vibrant new neighbourhood in an attractive part of Scotland’s central belt. There has been growing demand for building additional, high quality homes in Alloa – which has a range of draws, including retail and leisure pursuits and services including state of the art facilities such as the Speirs Centre and Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre. There are also four primary schools and two secondary schools within the town. We look forward to seeing the inspiring visions put forward for the site by a range of housebuilders and developers.”

The site is located within the Alloa Settlement Boundary, on the north-eastern edge of the town, to the south of Sauchie and to the east of the Hallpark residential area.

The full site extends to circa 30.97 Ha (76.53 Acres) and is bisected by two key roads. The B909 which runs between Areas B and C, and Carsebridge Road which runs between Areas A and B.