The developers behind the plans for the former Glenisla Golf Course have lodged their application for detailed planning permission for the first phase of their project. They want to build a 60-bed care home specialising in dementia care, together with 20 houses (mostly bungalows with a focus on assisted living) and three small commercial units as well as various ancillary buildings. This is the first phase of a project that could create more than 200 new homes on the former golf course, and the developers claim that this will create 175 jobs when mature, bringing £3.5m into the local economy.
The developers say that they are working closely with PKC’s roads and planning department to alleviate the impact of the extra traffic on local roads and parking within the town, with the development maturing “over a number of years, phased sensibly with demand”. Nevertheless, there are still issues to be considered about whether the same benefits could be realised by development on land within the town itself, without the need to build over open countryside well beyond Alyth’s natural boundaries, and without extra traffic on narrow country lanes. You can read all about the proposals on the PKC planning website here: http://bit.ly/2BpGyZs