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A key component of the Perth City Plan is Placemaking, which outlines a series of priorities and principles, we are committed to delivering, as part of an investment programme aimed at improving public spaces, making them more inviting and people friendly.

The purpose of the Placemaking programme is to enhance the quality, vitality and vibrancy of Perth city centre and key rural settlements, encouraging increased use and extended dwell time, leading to sustainable economic growth.  A series of initiatives will help create high quality public spaces, deliver sustainable active travel routes and promote use of the regions natural assets, which will build into an enviable package of the very best Perth and Kinross has to offer for both residents and visitors alike.

The priorities and principles we are committed to are outlined below:

  • Developing a strategy for traffic, access and movement, which priorities the pedestrian
  • Creating a hierarchy of streets, public spaces and walking / cycling routes
  • Improving the environmental quality of key streets / public spaces, promoting natural assets and building architecture
  • Establishing a framework of green infrastructure
  • Creating attractive points of arrival and ensuring key landmarks, natural assets and streets and better connected

To help deliver the Placemaking Programme, Perth and Kinross Council has outlined a capital commitment of £8.9m, which will also seek investment from key partners and external funders.  Projects to be developed include:

  • City Greening
  • Green Networks
  • Aberfeldy
  • Alyth 
  • Golden Route
  • Tay Street
  • South Street