Public to have a say on plant specialist’s development plans

THE public is being given the opportunity to have a say on plant machinery specialist  Morris Leslie’s plans to deliver a £33.8 million leisure-led development in West Kinfauns, Perthshire.

A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) has been submitted to Perth and Kinross Council, informing the local authority of an intention to submit a planning application for the development following a minimum 12-week consultation period.

The development has been tipped to boost the local economy by accommodating up to 80,000 visitors in Perth and Kinross annually. Once operational, the development is estimated to support 170 direct on-site jobs.

In-person public consultation events have been suspended due to Covid-19. Instead, an online consultation will take place between 3pm and 7pm on Tuesday 16 March. Consultants will be available to answer questions and receive feedback through a two-way chat system. Feedback can also be submitted via the project website, and information will be made available in paper format if requested.

Morris Leslie, chairman of Morris Leslie Ltd, said, “We’re delighted to be giving the public the chance to have a say on our development proposals for West Kinfauns. This exciting £33.8 million development provides the perfect opportunity to maximise the potential of the location and draw tourism to the area on a local and national basis.

“We are consulting extensively to ensure that that the public have an opportunity to input their views and shape our proposals. We encourage the community to attend and ask any questions they may have.”