60 New Homes Approved For Castlemains Development

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The Planning and Development Committee of Perth and Kinross Council have recently approved the building of 60 new homes in Auchterarder.

Planning Permission in Principal was obtained originally for 64 units which has now been reduced to 60 units with 16 of these being classed as affordable. The housing mix proposed is: • 9x 2 bed (affordable) terraced • 2x 3 bed (affordable) terraced • 3x 2 bed (affordable) bungalow • 14x 3 bed semi-detached • 9x 3 bed detached • 17x 4 bed detached • 6x 5 bed detached

As can be seen from the associated drawing, the site for these units is to be adjacent to the area identified for an all weather pitch and close to the school.  This is the second phase of the Castlemains Development.

Access is to be via Castle Drive which then connects to Dunrobin Road and Benton Road which offers access to Hunter Street.  In time when the homes on the other side of the development are completed, access will be possible via the new link road. 

At the above noted meeting, questions were asked by Councillor Willie Wilson about the traffic strategies and the current problems facing residents in Hunter street with increased traffic.  Councillor Tom Gray advised that the new community bus service would alleviate traffic and improve congestion within the town.  

The opening of the link road from Benton Road to the bottom of the town has been delayed in recent years resulting in Hunter Street becoming the main access to the new developments.  In January this year Stuart Henderson, Technical Director with Stuart Milne Homes advised that due to the approval of the application for 128 new units they would be looking to open the link road by the end of October this year.

The Muir Homes proposal for 60 new units to be built at Castlemains was approved.

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