Plans submitted for second phase of 700-house development in Scone

Perth-based developer A&J Stephen has submitted plans for the second phase of a 700-house development in Scone.

Plans submitted for second phase of 700-house development in Scone

The entire Scone North site

The application, first submitted to Perth & Kinross Council on April 9, details plans to construct 58 new homes on the H29 North Scone site.

More than 160 documents were included in the application, including designs for a play area, an archaeological report, a drainage and flood assessment and a beaver management plan, The Courier reports.

The development is the latest phase of a plan to dramatically expand Scone.

The first phase, which was subjected to over 40 complaints, was approved by councillors in August 2019.

In a design and access statement submitted with the application, the developers wrote: “A&J Stephen Ltd has a long and successful association with Scone.

“The company has delivered new homes within Scone in each of the last seven decades. It is estimated that around 40% of the households in Scone live in a Stephen home. The involvement is not limited to residential development.

“The company converted and extended a large house to create the Balformo Hotel which was owned and operated by the company for many years before being sold and renamed to become the Wheel Inn.

“A&J Stephen’s long association with Scone has not only shaped the village but has helped it become one of the most desirable locations to live in Perthshire.”

The developer said its vision is to “create a high-quality, sustainable, mixed-use neighbourhood to the north of Scone, contained within an existing woodland setting”.

A&J Stephen wrote: “High-quality design, a legible environment and townscape cohesion will be achieved through applying core design principles throughout the whole development area.

“The aim of the masterplan is to create a place which residents can be proud to call home.”

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