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Several Residents Object to Holiday Lets Planning Application

Several residents have raised concerns over a planning application which is proposing to turn the Aberfeldy Cottage Hospital into holiday lets. 

The application was submitted in December and received validation by Perth and Kinross Council last month. 

The developers have applied for the formation of three holiday accommodation units, the erection of four holiday accommodation units, parking areas, accesses, landscaping and other associated works. 

The Cottage Hospital became non-operational in 2015 and was put up for sale by NHS Tayside. 

  • “I think it would be wrong for this to go to tourist accommodation because we’ll soon have no youngsters left.”
  • “It would be heart-breaking if Aberfeldy was run down because of the perceived need for greater tourism.”
  • “It’s all very well having tourist accommodation but we need people to serve the tourist when they come here and we won’t have anyone to serve them if they don’t have places to stay. This should be thrown out.”
  • “I think we need to look at the Cottage Hospital as an opportunity that we could perhaps purchase it as a community and then use it to rent to local people of lower incomes and who are working in the area.”
  • “If the hospital is a community asset, it would be an enormous shame for it to be lost.”

If more than six objections are received on a planning application, it goes to the Development Control Committee. 

The deadline for public comment is the 15th April and anyone wishing to comment should visit https://planningapps.pkc.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=R4K4WMMKFVK00.

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