Opposition to Kinross housing plan
A proposal to build a block of flats behind an old garage in Kinross right next to another massive new development is being opposed by locals.
Seven people have objected to an application to create the new threestorey building behind the former Kirklands Garage on the town’s High Street which is next door to where Persimmon Homes is already building another 91 new homes on the old High School site.
The applicant, Kirklands Development Company, claims their proposal will “enhance the appearance and character of the local area”by“constructing high quality buildings which will contribute positively to the existing urban environment”.
But one objector has written:“Having just recently purchased a new house ... assuming any future development of the site at Kirklands [would] be no higher ... I was appalled to receive notification of this proposal which has balconies and windows up to three [storeys] high looking into every window in my house at the back.
“It also appears to overdevelop a site which is relatively small for the proposal and is not in keeping with planning considerations for the character of the area, sufficient parking for the proposal or road safety requirements at this site.
“I question why this proposal would be considered and is not seen as contravening planning regulation on many different levels.”
Along similar lines another objector has written:“Whilst I appreciate that the site does need redevelopment and had expected this to be the case, I object strongly to a three-storey building in this area.
“The building that is there is twostorey and this is what I expected would be replacing this when redevelopment took place.
“This will look directly over our garden and our house, particularly when balconies and a large amount of windows will be overlooking us.
“I also consider that this amount of building on this site to be completely overdeveloped - it’s cramming dwellings in to maximise profits.”