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16/01/2020

Plans Approved To Redevelop Former Kinross Hotel

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The former Windlestrae Hotel in Kinross is set to be transformed into a new retirement living scheme.

Plans for the site are moving forward after the planning committee of Perth and Kinross Council gave the proposals the green light.

Led by Juniper Residential, the proposals will see a mix of 41 houses and flats built specifically to meet the needs of the retirement market.

The site offers easy access to local amenities and services and will make an important contribution to existing facilities within Kinross.

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Eight of the 41 units will be delivered as affordable properties, with the remaining two-unit requirement covered through a commuted sum in lieu of onsite provision.

A spokespersorn for Juniper Residential, commented: "We are delighted that our proposals have been approved. It is now well documented there is an increasingly ageing population, but there is a distinct shortage of purpose-built homes to meet the specific needs of this demographic.

"Our development will enable older people to maintain independence in the local community, whist retaining home ownership in a safe and secure environment. The houses and flats are thoughtfully designed and specified exclusively for the location and will include a number of features, such as a community lounge and a guest suite for visiting family and friends."

A number of construction and labour jobs will be created during the build programme, with over 12 full time equivalent jobs expected following completion.

(CM/JG)

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