Chance to see blueprint for area
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