Public consultation event for Glebe School site

A public consultation event is to be held on proposals for a new housing development at the former Glebe School site in Scone.

Members of the public and community groups can view plans for the development and give feedback to the architects and Council officers at the drop-in event on Wednesday 20th June 2018 in Scone Public Hall, Queens Road.  The site, which is currently vacant, is identified in the current Local Development Plan for residential development.  Proposals to develop the site will are being taken forward by Perth & Kinross Council in partnership with construction partner CCG (Scotland) Ltd and MAST Architects. It is anticipated that construction will start in autumn 2018.

Since the proposed development is for new Council homes the development comes under the terms of 'permitted development' and planning permission is not needed. However the Council and its partners will follow the same rigorous process in terms of submission of documentation to planning and public consultation.

A follow-up consultation event for the community will be held 4 - 6 weeks after the initial event to present revised proposals that take account of community input and feedback. It is also hoped that a Project Steering Group including representatives from the community can be set up to take the development forward.

Housing and Communities Convener, Councillor Peter Barrett, said: "I would encourage anyone with an interest in the development of this site to come along and see the plans at the drop-in event.  Members of the public will be able to provide feedback on the housing mix as well as the appearance of the development, and these views will be taken on board when the final plans are put together.  We will also be consulting local groups in Scone such as the Community Council, and the local Project Steering Group will assist us to take forward the proposals.  

Providing additional affordable and high quality housing for communities around Perth and Kinross is one of the priorities of the Council, and this site in Scone is the latest development in our ongoing Council house building programme. The Glebe School site will provide 60 to 70 much needed new council houses in Scone and will contribute towards satisfying the high demand for social rented housing in the area.  It is important that we get the views of local people so that the final development is right for the community of Scone."