Friday 18th September is the closing date for comments on a planning application for a new holiday park in the local area.
A planning application was put forward to Perth and Kinross Council on behalf of Glasgow based company Anchorus Ltd. Details of the application can be found on the Perth and Kinross website here.
The application is for a holiday park with 122 lodges to be sold on a freehold basis. This park is to have very little facilities for residents with the emphasis being placed on holiday home ownership for people to use local facilities, especially The Gleneagles Hotel.
The proposed site for this development is alongside the A823 not far from the junction with Orchil Road travelling in the Crieff Direction. Entrance and egress will be from a junction with the A823.
At a pre application consultation, concerns were raised regarding the benefits to the local community. These have been stated as 17 full time positions once the park is up and running. Unfortunately, the construction phase will it appears be dealt with by firms from England. Although the lodges themselves are possibly going to be constructed by a Perth based firm.
Any other benefits to the community will be dependent on whether those who purchase the lodges choose to spend their money in the local area with local businesses.
Although the focus of the park is purported to be on second home owners residing in their properties throughout the summer. There is of course the possibility that these properties will be bought as investment properties to be used as holiday rentals only.
The closing date for comments on this planning application is this Friday, 18th September.