Proposals for Scotland’s smartest, greenest city approved at Perth West
We are delighted to announce that Perth West, Scotland’s largest carbon-neutral development has been recently approved by Perth & Kinross Council.
Designed as a sustainable expansion of Perth, these proposals comprise a mixed-use development including 1,500 homes, a primary school and an Eco-Innovation Park along the Perth Innovation Highway.
Submitted by the John Dewar Lamberkin Trust, the project seeks to make Perth the greenest small city in Europe. The proposals balance the need to build more homes and infrastructure with the need to preserve what is a valuable and beautiful environment. It is supported by a smart energy grid.
The proposals connect to Perth through a mobility hub designed to circular economy principles. This hub sits at the meeting place between the proposed neighbourhood and the existing city of Perth. As a launch point for public transport into the city centre and beyond, it hosts parking, car-sharing and public transport provision, with vehicle charging points, a medical centre and last mile delivery facilities.
The backbone of the project is the Perth Innovation Highway. This is an energy, data and road corridor connecting Perth West to the city centre and enabling the logistics industry, public transport operators, industrial and manufacturing business and residents access to low-carbon, smart energy and mobility infrastructure.
Brooks Murray Architects have worked with a multidisciplinary team on a Designing Streets approach which prioritises people and place. The housing-led element of the proposals, Lamberkin Village, is a series of three integrated neighbourhoods designed to make it easy for residents to lead active lives. Each local centre is designed as a focal point for village life, with shops and public transport within several hundred metres from every person’s home. A school, a health centre, allotments, parks and recreational space are located throughout Perth West and connected by a pedestrian and cycle-friendly network of streets which can enable people who live in the neighbourhoods to take active choices about how they move around and live their lives, and reduce reliance on the private car as a door-to-door method of transport.
Existing local communities, businesses and academic institutions across the region have been and are engaged in the design process, and broadly supportive of Perth West throughout.
Find out more at: https://www.perthwest.com/
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