Persimmon starts work on former Kinross High School site

homes-for-sale-lathro-meadows-kinross_portree_94361Persimmon Homes has started work on a £12 million plan to build 91 homes at the site of the former Kinross High School.

Under the plans, which were approved in June last year, the Edwardian-school will be retained and transformed into four homes as part of the project, while other buildings on the seven-acre site will be demolished.

Two years earlier, Persimmon was told to go back to the drawing board after it put forward plans to clear the site and create 102 homes.

The firm claims the development will create 400 jobs and have stated it will contribute £434,860 towards education in the town, along with giving £78,670 toward the maintenance of open space and the upgrade of the Green Road play park in Kinross.

A spokesperson for Persimmon Homes said: “Persimmon Homes North Scotland is building 91 homes at the £12m Weavers Loan development on Main Street, Kinross.

“The building respects the conservation area status and will keep the spirit of the school alive.”

Persimmon Homes faced criticism last week when it was issued with a temporary stop notice by Perth and Kinross Council at a separate Kinross site at Lathro Meadows.

The firm was found have started groundworks without having permission to do so.

Persimmon Homes hope to meet all the required conditions soon.

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