To ensure the affordability and entry charges for use of the sports facilities are as low as possible, it is important that these facilities are built “debt free”. In order to achieve this key objective, 19 low density houses have been included within our development proposal. The sole reason and only justification for these homes as an “exceptional case” under current planning policy, is that the value realised from the land that the housing will be built on, will be used to cross subsidise the investment in the Tennis and Golf facilities.
Due to the sensitivities of the Park of Keir site there are limited areas where these homes can be located and it is only intended to site these, where they can be sympathetically located, without compromising the visual impact on the landscape at Park of Keir. It is proposed that these will be low density, high quality homes. A full Environmental Impact Assessment and Landscape Visual Impact Assessment have been carried out to the satisfaction of Scottish National Heritage.