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Planning Consultation with Invergowrie Community

Forthcoming application for Planning Permission in Principle: International Barley Hub & Advanced Plant Growth Centre

In early August the James Hutton Institute will submit a Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) application to Perth & Kinross Council for the main construction and development concepts for the International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre.

Since the community consultation in January there have been some slight changes to the scheme proposed then and we are keen to show these to the community and our neighbours before the PPP is submitted. The changes are listed below and the accompanying diagrams here show the likely scale, form and location of the buildings and their intended use.

  • The footprint and design of the new main research building has changed slightly but the indicative size and height are unchanged.
  • The Integrated Farm and Field Facility is now only one central building rather than three around a courtyard. A second, smaller building will support “near-farm research”. Exact locations have moved slightly but this is not material. Building heights are unchanged.
  • We have decided to apply for detailed planning approval for a new site access road at the same time as the PPP for the buildings. No assurance can be given that this will be supported by Transport Scotland, however, and - as before - the design proposals for the site are not dependent on new site access.
  • Building D will now not be demolished
  • Covid 19 has delayed work slightly and a start is now envisaged in March 2021 with completion in summer 2023.
Invergowrie Campus design - January 2020

Details of finalised footprints, building locations and supporting site infrastructure works together with elevations and construction materials will be shown on the more detailed application for full planning consent that we expect to lodge in February 2021. We will conduct a further community consultation then to explain the detailed proposals and any key design changes made in the meantime.

If you have any comments, questions or concerns please email with the subject line ‘Planning’.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.