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MetiNews.Com - A 15-hectare site at the Inveralmond Industrial Estate could support 443 jobs

Uk news Major development that could create hundreds of jobs takes a step forward MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - A 15-hectare site at the Inveralmond Industrial Estate could support 443 jobs

Uk news  Major development that could create hundreds of jobs takes a step forward MetiNews.Com
13 January 2021 - 17:46

Breaking News ! The Fair City is a step closer to a major jobs boost after councillors approved plans (in principle) for a major business development. Councillors unanimously approved the plans (in principle) for a 15-hectare site bordering Inveralmond Industrial Estate. Once fully operational the site is predicted to provide 443 jobs. The agricultural land south of Target House on Ruthvenfield Road was identified for employment use in the region's latest local development plan. In principle plans were put before Perth and Kinross Council's planning and development management committee on Wednesday (January 13) for councillors' consideration. Read More Related Articles Communities in Perth and Kinross face being cut off with 20cm of snow set to arrive Read More Related Articles Outdoor consumption of alcohol banned in Perth and Kinross under tighter restrictions I and H Brown and Rossco Properties submitted plans for a wide mixture of development plots and buildings. The proposed development would create 30,000 square metres of floorspace spread across several industrial units. Independent councillor Michael Barnacle said he was concerned about "the loss of good quality agricultural land, particularly around Perth ". But planning officer Jamie Scott said this was "a logical extension to Inveralmond Industrial Estate." He explained this was the basis why "on this occasion it was okay to set aside the loss of the prime agricultural land in order to facilitate - in this case 15 hectares of - deliverable employment land". Cllr Barnacle echoed several councillors' concerns about flooding. Read More Related Articles Brakes won’t be put on parking charges in Perth and Kinross during lockdown Read More Related Articles Residents receive letters outlining emerging vaccine plan SNP Mike Williamson was "concerned" about drainage. He thought the site looked "pretty flat" and queried where water would drain. Lib Dem councillor Willie Wilson was the first to raise a flood risk "given the recent flooding events in Perth ". The report of handling said arrangements for surface water drainage could not be finalised for a planning permission in principle application. A statement on flooding within the report said: "SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) indicate a preference for surface water to be discharged to the River Almond or Perth Lade but note there are issues with this.

." Councillors were told PKC's structures and flooding team had been advised of the drainage requirements that would be needed for the next stage in the planning process. Mr Scott said - in consultation with partner agencies - they would ensure an "adequate solution was found that does not cause flood risk on this site or elsewhere". SNP councillor Tom Gray motioned for approval. He said: "It is an ideally located proposal. It has great transport services all around - all directions. "It also serves local communities very well." He pointed to the forthcoming Almond Valley development and nearby Bertha Park and said it was "planning at its best". Cllr Gray suggested the plots on the northern edge of the industrial site looked to be smaller and did not think there would be an issue with noise. He added: "And the sooner we see employment on that site the better." The application site sits within Conservative councillor Ian James' Strathtay ward. He seconded the plans and said: "I'm glad to see business coming forward. "We're quite good at building lots of houses but if we're encouraging people to live here we also need jobs to go with it. So this is an absolute bonus." The "in principle" application was unanimously approved.

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