New £33.8M Leisure-Led Development Revealed for Perthshire – Retail & Leisure International

The leisure-based destination is being proposed by plant machinery company, Morris Leslie, which has its headquarters at West Kinfauns.

A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) has been submitted to Perth and Kinross Councill, noting the intent of Morris Leslie to submit a planning application following a minimum 12-week period of consultation.

The site has been identified as a location for the proposed park and ride, which has planning consent, and the intention is to incorporate this facility into the development, if progressed by the Council.

Delivery of a premium destination will draw tourism to the area on a local and national basis, providing a gateway to Perth, and complementing the range of activities and facilities available in Perth and the surrounding area.

The West Kinfauns development will also greatly increase local employment opportunities, both once complete and in its construction. It has been estimated that once operational the development will support 170 direct on-site jobs including in the hospitality, retail and leisure roles.

Capable of supporting a variety of leisure and tourism functions the development aims to include a four-star hotel, lodge-style cabins, a museum that will tell the story of transport and vehicles over the last century, with a focus on the impact of those from Scotland on this and more specifically the local area.