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A call on the erection of two tenting pods at Loch Leven has been deferred.

Plans to create the pods north east of Loch Leven at Western Balgedie had been refused by Perth and Kinross Council in March 2020.

Perth and Kinross Council’s native overview physique was this week requested to contemplate an enchantment of the choice.

PKC planning officers refused the applying on the grounds of no marketing strategy being submitted to help the “particular want by advantage of its high quality or location in relation to present enterprise or vacationer amenities”; “by advantage of its high quality or location in relation to present enterprise or vacationer amenities, and for failure to offer particulars of proposed 125 per cent phosphorous mitigation.”

SEPA objected to the plans on the idea of a lack of expertise on phosphorous mitigation.

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Loch Leven is a Particular Safety Space. PKC goals to make sure there isn’t any enhance of phosphorus within the loch from waste water related to new developments. It’s believed a rise in phosphorus discharging to the loch might have a detrimental impact on water high quality and a knock-on impact for ecology.

On Tuesday, October 13 PKC’s native overview physique met just about to contemplate the enchantment.

In his enchantment, applicant Andrew Orr pointed to a “lack of consistency” in resolution notices on purposes of the same nature which didn’t require a marketing strategy to be submitted.

Mr Orr submitted his plans in December 2019 – simply 12 days after the Native Growth Plan 2 had been adopted by PKC. LDP2 requires the submission of a marketing strategy, which was not required within the unique LDP and Mr Orr stated he was unaware of this.

His assertion to the native overview physique stated: “I consider it will have been affordable for the planning officer to request this data given the very latest adoption of LDP2 and the brand new necessities, in addition to an allowance for a transition interval between LDP1 and LDP2.”

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Lib Dem councillor Willie Wilson requested a call be deferred to handle issues specified across the marketing strategy and for additional details about phosphorous mitigation.

He stated: “There’s all the time a dilemma in holding these proposals up however we’re right here to find out the problems in totality and we depend on others for offering what’s technical recommendation. I might err on the facet of warning in asking for additional clarification.”

The opposite two members of the physique – SNP Henry Anderson and Conservative councillor Ian James – had been in settlement.

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