Green light for 340 new homes near Perth

A detailed planning application for 340 new homes at Almond Valley has been granted consent by Perth & Kinross Council.

The plans were submitted by Savills on behalf of Almond Valley Limited and Stewart Milne Homes. The properties, a quarter of which will be affordable, can now be delivered along with supporting road infrastructure in the first phase of a new neighbourhood to the north west of Perth.

The planning consent also provides for a new local centre including commercial units and leisure facilities with sports pitches, a changing pavilion, open space and play areas.

The approved wider masterplan allows for up to 1,500 houses to be built in due course.

Alastair Wood of Savills said, “The decision to grant this detailed consent is really positive news and is the result of a significant amount of work which has been undertaken with the local authority, key stakeholders and the community council over a long period of time to set out the details of the initial phase of development. We will continue to work with council officers, local residents and key stakeholders in order to deliver the best possible start to the Almond Valley neighbourhood.

“Almond Valley Ltd. is intent on providing an attractive, design-led neighbourhood which takes account of the local landscape with a focus on open spaces and woodland and the creation of new foot and cycle paths.”

Savills revealed that its development team has been marketing the Phase 1 site and a preferred bidder is expected to be appointed in ‘early course’.