Aviation authorities would need to be consulted if housing were to be built in close proximity to Perth airport, councillors have been told.
The development management committee were given an opportunity at their most recent meeting to raise any issues they would like addressed in the forthcoming application for a major mixed use – residential and employment – development at the Scone facility.
“The report aims to highlight key planning policies, the likely stakeholders who would be involved in the decision making process and to offer a brief overview of any key planning issues which are likely to be relevant to the proposal,” said development quality manager Nick Brian.
“The site which extends to over 5.2 hectares is located on the eastern boundary of Perth airport.
“The northern boundary is defined by the runway associated with the airport.
“Immediately west of the site are dwellings, buildings and businesses contained within the boundary of Perth airport. To the east, the site is bounded by agricultural land.
“The site fronts onto the A94 and beyond this to the south is agricultural land.
“The exact layout, scale and mix of the dwelling types, employment buildings, access including path link provision and landscape framework provision will be arrived at through the submission of a detailed planning application or applications, with associated background supporting information.”
Mr Brian told councillors that the site had been allocated for 50 houses in the local development plan.
As part of the planning process the developers intend to hold a public exhibition locally on July 28 to lay out their proposals in more detail.
Councillor Alan Livingstone said in light of existing plans for hundreds of homes in the Scone area local people were “uptight” about any further expansion and he called on consultation to be as wide as possible.
Councillor Callum Gillies pointed out that new homes in Scone would have an impact on Bridgend and said that this community should also be involved in the planning process.
The report before councillors said that the key considerations against which the eventual application will be assessed include visual impact, scale, design and layout, relationship to nearby land uses, compatibility with Perth airport and transport implications.
Councillor Henry Anderson pointed out that the aviation authorities would require to be consulted which was taken on board by council officials.