Plans for 50 affordable homes in Perth given go-ahead

Plans for 50 affordable homes in Perth given go-ahead

Perth councillors have approved plans for 50 new affordable homes for sale on a 10-acre plot near the southern edge of the city, the Evening Telegraph reports.

A&J Stephen won outline planning consent for the development five years ago and has now received approval from Perth & Kinross Council’s development management committee for the three-phase scheme.

Managing director John Stephen said: “Initially, we felt that a small number of much larger houses would be suitable for this site. Once we carried out an assessment of the market, however, it became evident that there was a shortage of affordable homes in this part of Perth and also a distinct lack of smaller homes.

“These would be suitable for the area’s ageing population and also those with a desire to downsize.”

Lib Dem councillor Willie Wilson added: “I think this is different and innovative and provides a variety of houses that will be attractive to buyers.”

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