Blairgowrie & Rattray Community Council

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The HEEPS: Equity Loan is a Scottish Government loan to help you to improve the energy efficiency of your home and make certain repairs to the fabric of the building.

To see if you qualify or to find out more click this link HEEPS Equity loan digital leaflet, or for more detailed information here’s a link that gets down to the nitty gritty HEEPS Equity Loan Information Pack.

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Minute taker wanted!

Blairgowrie & Rattray Community Council now have a vacancy for a minute taker.

We are looking for someone to take on the role of minute taker from one of our current members. We hold our meetings once a month and while the minutes are to reflect what was said and the tone of the meetings, they do not need to record “word for word”.

This is a paid position and, while it won’t earn you a fortune, it will keep you up to date with what’s going on in the town on your behalf.

If you’d like to take up the position or even give it a try for a couple of months to see if it’s for you, please get in touch.  We’d love to hear from you.

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West Park Development

More planning issues!  As part of the Local Development Plan we are to have a couple of large areas of the town developed; some exclusively for residential accommodation and some will have more of a mixed use.  The site across from the cemetery is the latter.


The architects have held a couple of open days of their own now over the course of the pre-planning consultation process and attended our open day in the Town Hall in April, when they spoke to members of the public about the proposed plans for the site and noted feedback and responses about the site and its intended uses.

They have now submitted an application for the site “in principle” but more information has been requested which has effectively “stopped the clock” on this application being determined.  Once all the required paperwork has been submitted, the process will continue and residents of Blairgowrie and Rattray will be able to make further representation directly to the Council’s Planning Department about the site.

There is no suggestion that this site will not be developed.  It, like the other sites that have been identified as part of the Local Development Plan, has already been earmarked for development and now it is just a case of fine tuning what goes into that space.  We received lots of feedback (see our website  West Park Development post from April) and you can see the proposed plan for the site by clicking that link too.

We’ll let you know once the application (17/00939/IPM) is able to be commented on further.

Local Development Plan

MU5   West Park, Perth Road, Blairgowrie (mixed use)
H63    Glenalmond Road, Rattray (residential)
E1       Welton Road (commercial/industrial)


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Blackthorn Place Comments

The Blackthorn Place planning application, ref no. 17/00838/FLM, has now been submitted to the Council and, as usual, residents have 21 days to lodge any objections, comments or support for the development.  If you’d like to make representation please make sure your correspondence has been received by PKC by the Tuesday 20th June deadline.

Some more information is contained in this Blackthorn Place Leaflet that you may like to read.

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Police Feedback

An online questionnaire has been launched by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) to allow members of the public to pass on their views and experiences of local policing in Tayside Division (covering the Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross council areas).

HMICS is undertaking an inspection of local policing in Tayside which will assess the state, efficiency and effectiveness of local policing. Members of the public living in Tayside can use the online questionnaire to pass on their views and experiences of policing in the local area, including what is working well and what could be improved.

Complete the questionnaire

The questionnaire should take around 10 minutes to complete. The deadline for responses is Wednesday, 14 June 2017.

Please share the link ( to the questionnaire with any other Tayside residents who may be keen to share their views on policing.