Third time lucky for flats plan
A CONSTRUCTION firm has finally secured permission to build three blocks of flats on l and near McDiarmid Park.
GS Brown made a third bid to transform an acre of vacant l and off Allison Crescent, i n Pe r t h ’s Tulloch area.
The company scrapped two previous plans for flats at the site after opposition from residents. The scale of the project was reduced from 27 flats to 26 and the layout altered.
Now councillors have voted to grant planning consent, despite complaints from neighbours.
Council officers received 19 l etters and emails from objectors, calling for the scheme to be refused. They are worried that extra traffic will cause congestion and parking problems.
Concerns have also been raised about the height of the buildings, with fears they could block daylight and overshadow neighbouring homes.
A GS Brown spokeswoman said the flats were aimed at helping first-time buyers get on the property ladder.