Please help support our local Doune businesses and community by signing this petition.

Please help support our local Doune businesses and community by signing this petition.

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June Stewart started this petition to Bruce Crawford MSP (MSP Scottish Government)

As a concerned resident there is major worry by both local Doune business owners and residents that the proposed HES mobile catering facility at Doune Castle will seriously impact our village businesses.

Our local businesses are owned and run by people resident in Doune and who have invested a lot of their time, money and commitment to the community to provide local goods and services. From the local take out shop and restaurants to the gift shops and speciality shops these businesses will be impacted by the HES proposal.

HES sought planning permission last July for a mobile catering facility to be located in the car park at the castle. This was granted by Stirling Council planning officers as a delegated decision.

However, concerns were raised at the time that this would undermine attempts to encourage visitors to spend time in Doune itself where there are a number of food and drink outlets and small businesses.

With high streets across the country struggling for years, there has been a long running concern expressed by business owners that HES could do a lot more to encourage visitors to use facilities in Doune itself.

Please do consider signing and sharing this petition as there is a real fear that local shops may close and Doune become a village boarded up from lack of trade.

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