Crieff hotel to be demolished for new flats
October 8 2014
The £1.9m build on East High Street will see the historic structure swept away, despite being in a conservation area, after being left to decay for 17 years to the point where the present structure is ‘unsafe’.
It will make way for a mixture of one and two bedroom flats.
Kingdom boss Charles Milne said: “Kingdom is very pleased to be able to contribute to the continuing regeneration of Crieff's town centre and, at the same time, to provide badly needed homes for affordable rent. This is an exciting project for us. It has been several years in the pipeline, so it is great to see work now getting underway.
“Wherever we seek to develop housing, we also seek to pay heed to the wishes of the local community and in choosing this site we we're mindful of Crieff's Community Action plan where the need for the provision of affordable housing was identified along with a requirement to find solutions to redundant and derelict buildings."
The new properties are being built by Campion Homes to a design by Sinclair Watt Architects, who claimed in their planning statement: "This application offers the prospect of removing a longstanding eyesore within the Crieff Conservation Area; replacing it with a well designed building which is sympathetic to the surrounding townscape."
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