Chance to have your say on planning blueprint
Strath residents are reminded that they have the opportunity to see Perth and Kinross Council’s proposals for development of the area - and have their say on the plans - at a drop-in session at the Strathearn Community Campus in Crieff on Saturday, January 20.
The proposed Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) for Perth and Kinross was published late last year and a consultation on the proposals is currently under way.
Hundreds more homes could be built on sites in Strathearn set aside for far fewer houses five years ago if proposed changes to the council’s LDP go ahead unchallenged.
The proposed LDP2, which will be used to inform decisions on developments in Perthshire for the next five years, recommends increasing the number of houses that can be built on a number of sites already identified as suitable for large housing developments.
It is being suggested that a site at Broich Road in Crieff could hold up to 639 houses instead of approximately 300 as is stipulated in the local plan at present.
Sites in Comrie and Dunning have also been earmarked for an increase in houses while PKC planners have also recommended a number of new sites be added to the next LDP, including one at North West Kirkton at Auchterarder - which the document says could end up accommodating anywhere between 83 and 128 new homes in the future.
The consultation on the proposed LDP2 will end on February 2.
The proposed LDP2 is available online at www.pkc.gov.uk/ proposedLDP2.
The website contains information on how to comment, background documents and a summary of the proposals.
A series of drop-in events throughout Perthshire are being held to give residents the opportunity to see the main policy changes and site proposals in their area and to talk to council planning officers.
The session in the community campus on January 20 runs from 11am to 3pm.
Proposals Have your say on Perth and Kinross Council’s Local Development Plan for the area