Third time lucky for flats plan

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Court Reports -

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.

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