71 affordable houses approved
not listen to any more.
When Mr Kemp refused to stand down, he was asked to leave the meeting and escorted out of the council chambers by council staff.
Further objections were shared from other members of the public at the meeting.
Wendy McKerchar said the site was too dense and would be “wall to wall concrete”.
She declared: “I want to raise issues over density. You are comparing this application to major developments in Blairgowrie, and to Muirton Park in Perth.”
She added: “We recognise the need to provide these homes, but there is a better opportunity to provide them at Maple Place, why over-develop this site? I urge you to refuse this on overdevelopment.”
Comments were also expressed by Blairgowrie and Glens councillor Caroline Shiers, echoing the voices of the people from the town.
The report presented to the elected members recommended the application for approval stating that “overall” the application was considered to be compliant with the key principles of the local development plan.
The report went on: “Account has been given to the matters raised in representation and these have been addressed in the appraisal.
“There are no material considerations present however that warrants a refusal of the proposal.”
The vote came down to a tie when Councillor Lyle, Councillor Bob Band, Councillor Eric Drysdale, Councillor Tom Gray and Councillor Richard Watters voted to approve the plans, while councillors Bob Brawn – who represents the Blairgowrie and Glens ward – Mike Barnacle, Harry Coates, Ian James and Willie Wilson opted to reject the paper.
The casting vote was given to the committee convener and the plans will now go ahead subject to a building warrant application being granted.