Bid­fornew­busi­ness parkgets­green­light

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An Auchter­arder-based com­pany’s bid to cre­ate a new busi­ness park on the town’s eastern edge has been passed sub­ject to over a dozen con­di­tions.

Coun­cil­lors had no ques­tions for of­fi­cials who had rec­om­mended D King Prop­er­ties’ ap­pli­ca­tion to make a mix of of­fice, in­dus­trial and stor­age build­ings on a near six hectare site south of Strand Court be ap­proved when it came be­fore a coun­cil com­mit­tee last Wed­nes­day.

The com­pany can now sub­mit de­tailed ap­pli­ca­tions for what it en­vis­ages at this stage will mostly be sin­gle storey units with some two-storey of­fice units.

Sum­maris­ing the ap­pli­cant’s ex­pec­ta­tions of the eco­nomic im­pact the busi­ness park will have, the coun­cil’s in­terim de­vel­op­ment qual­ity man­ager said in her re­port of han­dling:“The pro­posal will com­ple­ment the large scale res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment which is cur­rently un­der­way on the land to the north west of the ap­pli­ca­tion site.

“The sub­mis­sion in­di­cates that the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment could pro­vide ap­prox­i­mately 270-300 di­rect jobs to the lo­cal area once fully de­vel­oped.

“The cre­ation of ad­di­tional em­ploy­ment uses should also have a sig­nif­i­cant eco­nomic im­pact and pro­vide ad­di­tional choice for po­ten­tial in­vestors in the area or those al­ready in the Strat­hearn area look­ing to ex­pand their busi­ness.

“There are also sig­nif­i­cant eco­nomic ben­e­fits gen­er­ated through the con­struc­tion process for the site.”

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