Plans lodged for energy-efficient homes in Blairgowrie

Plans lodged for energy-efficient homes in Blairgowrie

Proposals have been lodged by Persimmon that would see 171 new homes built in Blairgowrie.

The housebuilder said the new Dunkeld Road development can deliver a variety of high-quality new homes and more than £1 million of community investment, if approved by Perth and Kinross Council later this year.

The planning application by Persimmon North Scotland includes a wide range of new homes – from two-bedrooms up to five-bedrooms – that incorporate a focus on energy efficiency and have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the local housing market.

Areas of open public space will be a feature of the development, while a detailed drainage plan is included in the proposals to address any local concerns about flooding in the area.

The investment in Blairgowrie would see Persimmon make a contribution in excess of £1m to support the local primary and secondary schools. It is also estimated that the development would create nearly 100 local jobs each year in the construction sector, with a further 70 in the local supply chain.

Robert Patrick, Persimmon North Scotland land director, said: “We’re pleased to be bringing forward proposals that would deliver a range of high-quality new homes in Blairgowrie and create more affordable routes to home ownership for local families. The price of our homes is 20% below the average in Scotland, which is one of the reasons nearly half our customers are first-time buyers.

“The development would also create local jobs and generate a significant investment in the community. We know the surrounding area has experienced issues with flooding, which is why our proposals also include detailed plans for a drainage system that would increase the area’s flood resilience.

“We’re committed to ensuring the development delivers real benefits for Blairgowrie and look forward to working with the community as we take the proposals forward.”

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