Springfield plans new homes and serviced school in Elgin
Advanced notice of proposals for housing development and a serviced school site as well as a proposed new 450-pupil primary school in Elgin were considered by councillors this week.
Springfield Properties has lodged a Proposal of Application Notices (PAN) for phase 3 of a housing development at the south west side of Elgin in an area identified within the Elgin South Masterplan. A serviced school site and other infrastructure associated with the housing development are also contained within the proposal.
The applicant proposes to consult with Elgin Community Council and will hold a virtual consultation event.
Councillors also heard about a proposed new 450-pupil primary school on land to the south of Myreside Cottage, Covesea Road, Elgin. The site identified in the PAN extends to approximately 3 hectares and currently comprises farmland, a section of Covesea Road and an adjoining stretch of Sey Burn. It forms the primary school site which has been granted planning permission in principle and forms part of the Findrassie Masterplan R11 Site identified in the Moray Local Development Plan 2020.
It is proposed that the school will include nursery facilities, Additional Support Needs (ASN) facilities, external areas for outdoor play and new access to facilitate off-site car parking and drop-off. The applicant proposes to consult with Elgin Community Council and hold an in-person public exhibition.
Chair of Moray Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Committee, Cllr David Gordon, said it’s encouraging to see developers consider various development opportunities across the region.
He added: “As well as addressing the growing need for new housing in Elgin North and South areas, the proposals outline plans for modern infrastructure required to support our growing population.
“I strongly encourage residents to get involved in the developers’ public engagement events so they can use the feedback to help shape the proposals before applications to the council are made. Once the applications have been received, they’ll be considered by the Planning and Regulatory Services Committee.”