Speak up to protect our charming town
With the launch of PKC’s Local Development Plan 2 and the prospect of massive overdevelopment in Blairgowrie, I would urge all those people who oppose this endless raft of housing proposals to make their feelings known to PKC before February 4.
Blairgowrie is a charming county town with it’s own characteristics, but unless sufficient numbers of residents stand up to be counted, these feckless, brutal planners will destroy the true identity of the town.
They seem to have embarked on a frenzied rush to create a sprawling metropolis which most locals don’t want.
In my neighbourhood they are going to build over all of the available green belt land, and in the process will destroy a significant wildlife habitat and several magnificent ancient trees. For what? Some new houses!!!
I understand the need for more housing, but not in the huge numbers proposed by this maverick planning department. Their record of late does not augur well for future decisions being the correct ones.
They bulldozed through an entirely inappropriate proposal at Blackthorn Place, and short-changed the town of Blairgowrie with their tawdry, selfish handling of the Hill Primary School site.
In both of these cases they were impervious to public opinion, and instead were only too happy to oblige developers.
This is a worrying trend and will only serve to diminish what little public trust remains in the planning process.