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Waterfront development moves on
Alloa waterfront - Clackmannanshire Council
Alloa's waterfront was once a thriving industrial port
Plans to breathe new life into the town of Alloa by redeveloping one of its most historic areas have moved forward.

Councillors have agreed plans to allow a major redevelopment of the waterfront area, including the harbour and former wet dock, which dates back to 1885.

Clackmannanshire Council has now given permission to developer Forth Investments to regenerate the site.

Alloa was once a major port for the import and export of raw materials, including coal and timber.

The details of any redevelopment have yet to emerge, but it is hoped the move will be similar to the regeneration seen at Edinburgh's Leith docks.

Stephen Bell, the council's head of development services, said: "This is a significant opportunity for a high quality development that will contribute to the regeneration of the area.

"By having the development appraisal, developers know what has to be done to protect our valuable cultural and industrial heritage."

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