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Perth West plan

£500m ‘integrated’ housing scheme backed

The scheme will be a first for Scotland

A £500 million plan for 1,500 homes has been approved by Perth & Kinross Council.

The Perth West development will be the first in Scotland using an integrated approach to logistics, energy, transport and housing – all based on sustainable technologies.

The John Dewar Lamberkin Trust, which submitted a full planning application last May, had previously described the project as the ‘largest carbon-neutral development’ in Scotland.

Plans for a national innovation business park, leisure and educational provision supported by a smart energy grid are also included.

The residential section of the development will employ a Designing Streets approach to boosting public transport. Three neighbourhood centres, connected by a pedestrian and cycle-friendly street network in each neighbourhood will offer local facilities and bus connections.

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The development will be delivered in phases from 2022 onwards.

Murray Lyle, leader of Perth and Kinross Council, confirmed the planning committee’s approval and said: “Perth West is one of three strategic projects identified in the council’s 2019 Local Development Plan.”

The project is supported by £5m of Tay Cities Deal funding.

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