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Elgin builder pushes ahead with 3,000 home plan for Perth

Chairman of Springfield Property, Sandy Adam
Chairman of Springfield Property, Sandy Adam

Moray firm Springfield Properties has taken a major step forward with proposals for a 3,000-home community at Bertha Park in Perth.

An application for planning permission in principle, including a masterplan, has been submitted to Perth and Kinross Council for the £1billion development covering 823 acres. A further detailed planning application for phase one of the development has also been submitted to the council.

The proposed new community includes 62 acres of land allocated for ebusiness parks, two new primary schools and a secondary school as well as shops, restaurants, medical, leisure and community facilities.

Elgin-based Springfield aims to build over 30 years, and says the development will create more than 2,000 new jobs and also sustain hundreds of others in the area.

If approved, first phase work on more than 1,000 new homes will start in 2017.

Springfield chairman Sandy Adam said: “Bertha Park is an exceptional opportunity. It is one of the biggest ever developments in Perth and is an entirely new concept for us. Rather than extending a community in an existing location, we are creating a new community.

“We are motivated every day by our vision to make Bertha Park an exceptional place for people to live and work.”

Plans are already in place for a new 1,100-place secondary school, which will be completed in time for the 2018 academic year. A new road, the Cross Tay Link Road, will be integrated through the site, relieving local traffic congestion and providing access to Bertha Park and the new school.

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