A highly accessible parcel of amenity land extending to approximately 2.21 acres (0.89 Ha) in total.
The land extends to approximately 2.21 acres (0.89 Ha) in total. Vehicular access, via a metal field gate, is available on the north (Muirhall Road) and south boundary (Mount Tabor Road). The boundaries to the east, west and south consist predominantly of detached family homes in a highly sought after residential area. To the North, separated by Muirhall Road, lies the site of the former Murray Royal Hospital
This attractive parcel of land, which is predominantly formed of wild grasses and wild flowers, previously served as a paddock for equestrian purposes. To the centre of the field is an attractive mature tree.
A modest timber pole shed with metal cladding provides a field shelter to the south west of the field.
The field is enclosed by a combination of post and wire fencing, periphery shrubs, hedging and mature trees from neighbouring properties, predominantly providing shelter from the west.
The site is currently shown as open space in the Perth and Kinross Local Development Plan (2019), which has been its status for a number of years. Policy 14: Open Space Retention and Provision in the Local Development Plan states that for existing areas of open space, there may be circumstances in which development of part or all of such an area may be accepted, and prospective purchasers who wish to consider this should look at the policy in full, and should thereafter direct any questions they have in that regard to Perth and Kinross Council Development Manager, or they can contact Paul Houghton, Head of Planning at Baird Lumsden .
The site has been the subject of three planning applications for housing, most recently in 2016. The most recent application (Ref:16/02094/FLL) was refused planning permission in relation to the loss of open space, surface water drainage, and the potential for overlooking. Prospective purchasers considering proposals for the land are advised to review this application, and the documents submitted with it.
The property is located within the Kinnoull area of Perth, long regarded as one of Perth's most sought-after areas. The location gives easy access into the city centre and travel links to destinations across the country via the nearby Dundee Road and M90 dual carriageway.
The City of Perth is a short distance to the north and offers an extensive range of services and facilities including a university, national retailers, banks, mainline railway station, modern concert hall, theatre, cinema and supermarkets. Dundee lies approximately 26 miles to the east with extensive city facilities including two universities, Ninewells Hospital, a concert hall, airport with flights to London and the V&A Museum forming the centrepiece of Dundee’s waterfront regeneration project. Both the A9 and A90 roads lie within very easy reach and provide convenient access to Perth and Dundee as well as linking to the M9 and M90 giving swift journey times to Glasgow and Edinburgh respectively with Edinburgh International Airport being within about an hour’s car drive.
Of particular note is the proximity to Kinnoull hill and the ability to walk into the city centre from this location. Kinnoull is a real jewel in Perth's crown. Trails wander through mature woodland of beech and pine to magnificent views over the river Tay. The trails on Kinnoull Hill itself are ideal for family outings and picnics. Mountain bike action is close by on Deuchny Hill, which is also highly recommended for horse riding where an ancient right of way called the Coronation Road links the forest to Scone.