The Development Proposal
A & J Stephen are proposing to develop the Middleton of Fonab site for new housing in accordance with its allocation in the Perth and Kinross Local Development Plan. While the plans are at an early stage in the planning process, the site will be developed in accordance with the Middleton of Fonab - Local Plan Allocation. Initial design principles can be explained as follows:
- An indicative layout for the new homes;
- New roads and footpaths;
- An area to be reserved for the expansion of Fonab Cemetery;
- New planting and landscape;
- New drainage infrastructure.
Access to the site will be taken from the west via a new road linking the site to Foss Road at the entrance to Fonab Business Park. This route is labelled in grey on the Indicative Site Layout. As part of the A9 dualling works being undertaken by Transport Scotland, an underpass is proposed to replace the gated access to the Rob Roy Way so that farm traffic can freely access Middleton of Fonab Farm to the south without needing to cross the A9. All these improvements are shown from around 2 minutes 10 seconds on the Transport Scotland A9 dualling visualisation available here.
Opportunities for additional footpaths are being considered to the east of the site, including via the Fonab Cemetery route and directly down to Logierait Road.