Bowls club gets a ‘no’ to extension
Residents’concerns over noise and traffic
Council planning officers have refused plans to extend a city centre bowling club.
North Inch Bowling Club had submitted a planning application to Perth and Kinross Council in the hope of extending its clubhouse, but it has since been refused by planning officers.
The bowling and petanque club on the North Inch had hoped to see its Hay Street clubhouse extended and altered, including creating a new entrance and activity spaces.
Planning officers wrote to the bowling club to refuse their planning application because it was contrary to the council’s local development plan, and did “not contribute positively to the built and natural environment, and does not respect the character and amenity of the place.”
This comes after the proposals received three objections from members of the public.
Nearby resident Rachel Howell said: “The impact on our view from our property will possibly be detrimental to the value of our property.
“We have a view that sells our property and the new building is right in line with it.
“Whilst there is already a building there it is almost a landmark and a small building that North Inch Bowling Club is in keeping with the area.”
Mrs Howell added the nearby residents had concerns on noise pollution a larger function space could create, and higher rates of traffic passing through the area. She added the planned drawings for the proposed new clubhouse were not in keeping with other buildings in the area.
Two further residents wrote to the council to say the deeds to their houses included a clause that nothing would be built on the land.