Revised plan for Inchture seeks fewer homes

Revised plan for Inchture seeks fewer homes

GS Brown Construction has proposed building 50 homes in an area of Inchture where previous plans for homes have drawn numerous objections.

The development would comprise a mixture of private and affordable homes consisting of bungalows and two-storey homes.

An informal open space on land located west of Moncur Farm is designated for housing in the Perth and Kinross Council local plan. However, its proximity to the Taypack potato packing plant to the south, the A90 to the north and Inchture Primary School playing fields to the west ensured that any plans to build on the site have led to dozens of objections.

In 2017, plans to construct 74 homes were withdrawn and in 2018 an application for 66 homes was refused by the council due to concerns about noise and overdevelopment, the Courier reports.

Bailie Alasdair Bailey, ward member for Carse of Gowrie, spoke out against previous applications on the site. However, he is encouraged by the new proposal of application notice (PAN) submitted by GS Brown Construction.

He said: “I am reassured to see that the new proposal doesn’t include so many houses on the site. So the top corner, where there is a noise concern, will potentially be kept as a park or meadow.”

Its consultation document reads: “An acoustic bund is to be constructed to the boundary to the A90, a SUD (sustainable drainage systems) pond to the south of the site and an area of biodiversity to the north.

“Pedestrian links to and through the site are to be maintained with the core path ITUR/143, enhancing connectivity to local resources. Vehicular access is to be from Moncur Road running through the site in a single loop.”

The company plans to host in-person consultation with locals before submitting a formal planning application and has invited interested parties to an event at Inchture Village Hall on June 20 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

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