Plans approved for new homes on former Bells Whisky site

Posted 14 May 2014

Persimmon Homes East Scotland has been awarded planning consent to develop 98 new homes on the grounds of the former Bell's Whisky headquarters following planning approval from the Perth and Kinross Council planning team.

The new £16m residential development, to be built on a 9.7-acre site off Glasgow Road in a popular part of Perth, will feature a selection of 84 two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom properties and 14 affordable apartments.

"We are delighted to be involved in the redevelopment of the land where the Bells Whisky headquarters once stood and we will take great care to restore and re-site the well-known Sadie MacLennan mosaic that commemorates the site's history," said Persimmon Homes East Scotland's managing director, Jim Kirkpatrick. "We are proposing that the mosaic takes pride of place at the entrance to a pedestrian walkway to the north of the site."

Work at the new Cherrybank development is expected to get underway next month with the first new homes anticipated to be released for sale in August.

Kirkpatrick added: "Considerable thought has also gone into the landscaping and open space to ensure that the development blends sympathetically with the attractive setting and surrounding countryside off Glasgow Road."



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