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.”