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£40m golf, leisure and homes plan for Perthshire

12.10am 6th February 2009 - Course Development

Land owned by Glenisla Golf Course will be used to build 200 houses and a 40-bed hotel on the outskirts of Alyth in Perthshire, Scotland, thus financing significant improvements to the golf course and clubhouse facilities.

The developers, Deveron Glenisla LLP, have aspirations to invest £40 million in the town and local area with plans to deliver a major tourist, leisure and residential opportunity for Glenisla and the town of Alyth.

Alongside improving the facilities at Glenisla, the proposals will include provision for approximately 180 houses and 20 flats, a 40 bed hotel and a 40 bed retirement home and the creation of a man made fishing loch. There is also scope to consider incorporating the provision of some starter business units to address the lack of supply of this type of accommodation in the local area.

A company spokesman said, “We believe the plans will not only encourage additional tourism and investment in Alyth, but will also ensure the future survival and continued success of Glenisla Golf Course.”

Deveron Glenisla is a partnership between Glenisla Golf Course and Deveron Homes.

Nick Somerville, director of the golf course, said, “Growth and sustainability of the course and club house needs to come from attracting more visitors and members into the local area.

“The area struggles to attract overnight visitors due to a lack of modern accommodation and other attractions that would facilitate a longer stay in the town. We hope to develop the golf course and surrounding area so that it will attract tourists to stay and play for a couple of days, to enjoy Glenisla and other surrounding courses.

“The proposals for additional housing, a hotel and potential business units all contribute to making this vision viable.”

Glenisla Golf Course

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