Plinth plan on local beauty spot rejected

Kinnoull Hill.

A plan that objectors claimed would spoil the setting of a Perthshire folly has been rejected.

The Tay Landscape Partnership had applied to build three stone plinths with interpretation panels in a semi-circle close to the B-listed Kinnoull Tower which overlooks the Tay from Kinnoull Hill.

The main thrust of the objections was that the close proximity of the plinths to the 18th Century structure would spoil the visitor experience.

A council officer has rejected the application under delegated powers due to the number of signs and their “inappropriate siting”.

The Tay Landscape Partnership says it will now discuss its options with the landowners.