Plans for high quality gateway in Brechin

This view could be completely different if Dalhousie Estate's development plans go ahead

This view could be completely different if Dalhousie Estate's development plans go ahead

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Plans to create a new “gateway” just outside of Brechin are set to be revealed to the public on Wednesday, August 28.

Dalhousie Estates, who are behind the proposals, hope that, if the project goes ahead, it can provide an employment boost to the town.

They are holding a public exhibition of their proposals to create a ‘high quality gateway’ development on land adjacent to Brechin Business Park and Brechin Castle Garden Centre.

It is also hoped that the proposed plans will not only provide important additional facilities for local residents, but also help improve local tourism, recreation and employment opportunities.

Dalhousie Estates is a family-run business and an important local employer, and as the landowner adjoining much of Brechin, the Estate is keen to contribute towards a positive future for the city by building on the important work that is already being done by the business community.

The initial proposals provide for a variety of uses and services that are under-represented in Brechin, which the Estate believes would complement the existing tourism, retail and leisure offer in the city.

A spokesman for the Estate said: “Our project testing over the past 12 months has identified that the site has the potential for a mixed use development which could comprise a number of different elements, including a small supermarket, petrol filling station, care home, hotel, restaurant, community parkland and recreation space.”

The spokesman emphasised: “These are just our preliminary ideas at present and we really want to hear what local people and businesses have to suggest before firming up our plans.”

The public exhibition will take place at the Mechanics Institute on Wednesday, August 28, from 1.30 to 6.30 p.m., where members of the project team will be on hand to explain the plans and hear any comments.