Gannochy Trust Announcement
The Gannochy Trust today (Friday 14th October) submitted a Proposal of Application Notice to Perth and Kinross Council for additional, affordable rental properties to be built on land adjacent to their existing Gannochy Estate.
The development is the first major addition to the Gannochy Estate since their sheltered housing development in the mid-nineties and will see The Trust increase its housing portfolio by up to 50 units in what is set to be an exemplar development of affordable homes for the 21st century.
Dr James Kynaston, Chairman of The Gannochy Trust, commented, “It has always been the aim of The Trust to build upon the achievements of AK Bell and to provide affordable, high quality, energy efficient housing in an attractive physical environment.
The development proposed will bring up to fifty new affordable homes for rent which we see as an essential addition to the housing market in and around Perth City. In keeping with the ethos of The Trust, our vision is to create ‘Healthy Homes within a Lifetime Neighbourhood’ that will meet the needs of all sections of our community now and in the future.”
Dr Kynaston continued, “The provision of high quality affordable housing is a key concern of both the Scottish Government and Perth and Kinross Council. The proposed development at the Gannochy estate will, we’re certain, provide a substantial contribution to help address this issue within the Perth City area.”
The area of land where the houses are to be built is zoned for housing within the Perth and Kinross Local Development Plan and the Trust has already undertaken a master planning exercise to ensure the development remains sympathetic to the current estate. The Trust is also working with Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre to address key objectives such as indoor air quality, energy efficiency and product innovation.