Plans submitted to expand Alyth industrial estate

Plans submitted to expand Alyth industrial estate

A planning application has been submitted to expand Mornity Industrial Estate in Alyth.

Alexander Murdoch hopes to increase the size of the estate located off Airlie Street, east of Alyth Health Centre, by building 11 commercial and eight storage units on 0.517 hectares of land next to the site.

The planning application follows a positive flood-risk assessment of the land, the Courier reports.

A Scottish Environment Protection Agency flood map indicates that a significant portion of the site is at risk of surface water (pluvial) flooding. However, a report completed in November by Kaya Consulting highlighted that the area did not flood when Storm Babet hit the previous month.

The report concluded: “The site is designed to be compatible with flooding, with buildings designed to flood and adequate compensatory storage provided for those elements of the proposed development situated in the floodplain.”

Mr Murdoch’s supporting statement said: “Given the small size of Alyth, a lot of its residents have to commute to work in similar industrial premises out with the town.”

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