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04/06/2021

Perth sustainable expansion project approved

Words: Roger Milne
Sustainable homes / Kramynina, Shutterstock_600246524

Perth & Kinross Council has approved a mixed-use sustainable expansion to the city of Perth, which includes about 1,500 new homes.

The £500 million Perth West development is claimed to 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, has 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 involved.

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

The development is set to be delivered in phases from 2022 onwards.

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