170 hospitality, retail and leisure jobs set for Perthshire

The public will be given a chance to have their say on proposals to deliver a £33.8 million leisure-led development in West Kinfauns, Perthshire.

The leisure-based destination is being proposed by plant machinery company, Morris Leslie, which has its headquarters in West Kinfauns.

The developer has formally submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to Perth and Kinross Council, informing that it intends to submit a planning application for the development following a minimum 12-week consultation period. 

A key entrance into Perth from the motorway, the West Kinfauns development offers good connections with the city centre, including active travel routes, which will be enhanced through the proposed development. 

The development will also accommodate up to 80,000 visitors in Perth and Kinross annually, boosting the local visitor economy.

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It has been estimated that once operational, the development will support 170 direct on-site jobs including in the hospitality, retail and leisure roles.

The Scottish Government has suspended in-person public consultation events due to COVID-19. Full details about the proposals will be made available to the public at 9 am on Tuesday 16 March on the dedicated project website: www.west-kinfauns.co.uk

An online consultation will take place between 3pm and 7pm on Tuesday 16 March. Consultants will be available during those hours to answer any questions and receive feedback through a two-way chat system.

Feedback can also be submitted via the website, and information will be made available in paper format if requested. 

Any representations or suggestions for changes to the proposals shared during the online event will be included in a Pre-Application Consultation report to accompany future applications.

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.”

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