En­ergy park plans at Brox­den

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

Plans are afoot for a low car­bon en­ergy park on the out­skirts of Perth to power thou­sands of new houses in the city.

Dup­plin Es­tate Re­new­able En­ergy Com­pany wants to trans­form wood­land off Brox­den Round­about into a mas­sive power plant, gen­er­at­ing heat and elec­tric­ity from mul­ti­ple sources in­clud­ing so­lar, heat pump and biomass.

It is hoped the park, to be built on land at Cot­ton, Lam­berkine, Cold­wells, Brox­den and Gal­lows­park woods, will pro­vide en­ergy to ex­ist­ing homes in the Fair City, as well as 3,700 new houses and busi­nesses ear­marked for the Perth West de­vel­op­ment.

A pro­posal of ap­pli­ca­tion no­tice (PAN) will go be­fore coun­cil­lors at the plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment man­age­ment com­mit­tee on Wed­nes­day.

The PAN gives an over­view of the plans, al­low­ing the com­mit­tee to raise ques­tions and con­cerns be­fore a full plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion is lodged.

A re­port sub­mit­ted by the de­vel­oper said: “The in­ten­tion is to serve build­ings within Perth and the sur­round­ing area, in­clud­ing the Perth West de­vel­op­ment, with low car­bon, lo­cally-sourced heat and elec­tric­ity.”

A pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion event is be­ing held in Forte­viot Hall to­mor­row.

The £140 mil­lion Perth West project is the city’s big­gest ever in­fra­struc­ture scheme, on land off the A9, un­locked by £35 mil­lion of road­works, in­clud­ing the new A9/A85 junc­tion.

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