Bank closure blueprint
Plans have been lodged to formalise the closure of the Royal Bank of Scotland in Comrie.
The bank has submitted an application for listed building consent and a planning application to decommission their branch in Drummond Street.
The Comrie RBS is earmarked for closure on June 13, along with branches in Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Kinross and Perth South Street.
The Comrie branch, which was built at the turn of the 20th century, is a C-listed building and is in a conservation area.
The proposals submitted to Perth and Kinross Council’s planning department include removing the external signs, CCTV and lighting and the internal cashier’s desk. The ATM would also be removed and replaced with a composite panel.
Other fittings and fixtures to be removed are internal signs, racking, shelving, furniture and safes, as well as the internal ATMs, CCTV and alarm systems.
The statement said:“Most items to be removed are loose. However, those fixed to the wall/floors would be carefully unscrewed and removed.”
The application for listed building consent, compiled by Woods and Styles on behalf of RBS, said:“In light of the comments raised throughout the preceding sections of this statement, it can be concluded that the proposed development would not result in harm to the significance of the listed building or the surrounding conservation area.
“The proposals aim to ensure that the building can be effectively marketed for reuse by an alternate occupier in the future in order to ensure its continued maintenance and upkeep.”
Both applications will be reviewed by planning officers at the council.
Doomed The RBS in Comrie