This just in from Ann Cowan one of our PKC Councillors:
We have received confirmation that the Scottish Government will administer the Agricultural Floodbank Restoration Scheme.
Farmers who require support to restore man-made floodbanks on their farms can now apply for the scheme. It is made up of £1 million funding and will cover the standards costs of repairs, up to a cap of £20,000 per business, for farmers affected by flooding during December and early January. Applications are now being accepted until February 29th, and Farmers will have until June 30th to complete the works.
One of our cats has gone missing from Strowan Road, Comrie. He is a black and white cat, average size. His body is black, his face is black and white and he has white dipped paws. He went missing Tuesday of this week and this is unusual for him. He looks like the Felix cat. Please could you get in touch if you have seen this cat, 07782 213737 Thanks
Strathearn (and the rest of Tayside) is covered by a Local Development Plan. This was the plan which PKC used to decide that Crieff couldn’t have an Aldi on the field they wanted.
The LDP the council work from now was Adopted on 3rd February 2014. It is now up for REVIEW, which means that a MAIN ISSUES REPORT has to be published. The new LDP will then eventually be proposed, which will cover 2018-2023, when adopted. This will be very aptly called LDP2.
In the meantime, all residents in Strathearn and elsewhere are being asked to contribute to the Main Issues Report by giving your suggestions on the following: housing supply; provision of business land; natural and built environment; transportation and sustainability issues.
In short, this is your opinion on WHERE development SHOULD or SHOULD NOT occur in the area.
The DROP-IN for our area is at the Community Campus, Crieff on Saturday, 30th January, 11am – 3pm, when you can speak to council planners
If you’ve got any suggestions/opinions please go along to the meeting
Are you aware of PKC’s policy of assessing requests to bring private roads or footpaths up to a standard where they could be adopted ?
It is a method by which the Council gives some help (up to 40%) so that roads and pathways once completed and adopted relieve the owners of future maintenance.
The 40% is applicable for domestic premises but they also give up to 25% for non-domestic premises. Better still is the offer of 100% from the Council for religious or registered charitable organisations.
If you wish to find out more about the scheme the Council’s Road Department can help you. It is applicable for roads and footpaths that remain in private ownership but are used by the general public