Bank clo­sure blue­print

Strathearn Herald - - INTIMATIONS -

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

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