Chance to see blue­print for area

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - NEWS - Clare Damodaran

East Perthshire res­i­dents have an­other op­por­tu­nity to see Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil’s pro­pos­als for de­vel­op­ment of the area - and have their say on the plans - at a drop-in ses­sion on Wed­nes­day next week.

The pro­posed Lo­cal De­vel­op­ment Plan 2 (LDP2) for Perth and Kin­ross was pub­lished last month and the lo­cal author­ity is cur­rently hold­ing a con­sul­ta­tion on the pro­pos­als.

The con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod runs un­til Fe­bru­ary 2.

Hundreds more homes could be built on sites in Blair­gowrie if pro­posed changes to the coun­cil’s LDP go ahead un­chal­lenged.

The pro­posed LDP2, which will be used to in­form de­ci­sions on de­vel­op­ments in east Perthshire for the next five years, rec­om­mends in­creas­ing the num­ber of houses that can be built on a num­ber of sites al­ready iden­ti­fied as suit­able for large hous­ing de­vel­op­ments.

Sites on the west­ern and south­ern sides of Blair­gowrie could hold up to 280 and 148 houses re­spec­tively in­stead of 200 and 85 as is stip­u­lated in the cur­rent plan.

PKC plan­ners have also rec­om­mended a num­ber of new sites be added to the next LDP, in­clud­ing one de­scribed as the “Blair­gowrie East­ern Ex­pan­sion”– land be­hind Bruce­field Road in the town - which the doc­u­ment says could end up ac­com­mo­dat­ing any­where be­tween 594 and 928 new homes in the fu­ture.

Other new sites be­ing rec­om­mended for de­vel­op­ment in­clude West­fields of Rat­tray and An­n­field Road in Alyth.

A se­ries of drop-in events are be­ing held through­out the coun­cil area to give res­i­dents the op­por­tu­nity to see the main pol­icy changes and site pro­pos­als in the lo­cal area and to talk to coun­cil of­fi­cers about the plan and about how to make rep­re­sen­ta­tions re­gard­ing the pro­pos­als.

The fi­nal drop-in ses­sion in east Perthshire takes place in Alyth in the com­mu­nity wing at the town’s pri­mary school on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 17 from 2pm to 7.30pm.

De­tails of the con­sul­ta­tion, in­clud­ing how to com­ment on­line, are avail­able at www.pkc.gov.uk/ Pro­posedLDP2.

Have your say Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil is hold­ing a drop-in ses­sion in Alyth

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