Bowls club gets a ‘no’ to ex­ten­sion

Res­i­dents’con­cerns over noise and traf­fic

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Rachel Clark

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.

Knocked back

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