Energy park plans at Broxden
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.