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85 New Homes Hoping to be Built in Pitlochry

Image Courtesy of A & J Stephen (Builders) Ltd

A Perth based construction company is looking to put forward a planning application in Pitlochry to build 85 new houses south of the River Tummel.

A & J Stephen have submitted their proposal of application notice, which is the earliest stage of a major planning application, and is looking to hear from people in Pitlochry on what their views are.

The application reads: “A public face-to-face meeting will not be undertaken due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, with an online consultation being undertaken instead.”

Already the company have sent flyers out around the town to let people know and tell the community how they can have their say.

Image Courtesy of A & J Stephen (Builders) Ltd

The plans involve a stretch of land, slopping above the river, that feeds in from the the A9, which A & J Stephen say is ‘it is separated from its closest neighbours’.

Houses on Foss Road, Fonab Crescent and Bridge Road, alongside the Milton of Fonab Caravan Park, will be made separate since they will use different roads to access them.

Access to the graveyard is included in the proposal by providing a ‘steep road’ which leads ‘up to the Fonab Cemetery’ which ‘will continue to serve only the cemetery.’

All while the existing woodland is proposed to be maintained, separating the plans from the nearest community to the west.

The initial design is looking to add new roads and footpaths in the area, planting and landscaping, a reservation of space to expand the cemetery and new drainage infrastructure.

Image Courtesy of A & J Stephen (Builders) Ltd

Work on the A9 ties into the project’s ambitions too, a proposed underpass is planned to give way to farm traffic which passes through gated access from the Rob Roy Way.

Since the planning permission is at its earliest stages, A & J Stephen are looking to hear views and comments from the public on the proposals.

They’ve dedicated a website to giving the details of their planned proposal and want to hear views expressed to them there.

A & J Stephen will also be holding a live chat on Tuesday the October 20 between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm in the afternoon, followed by another session from 6.30 pm 8.30 pm in the evening.

The public consolation ends on October 30 so all comments should be submitted before 5 pm that afternoon.

To have your say, email planning@turnberryuk.com to put forward your views on the matter.

Alternatively, visit the website from the following link: https://www.stephenpitlochry.co.uk/

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