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Pirniehall, near Croftamie

Major planning application submitted for Pirniehall, near Croftamie.


An application was submitted in December 2022 to the National Park Planning Authority for:

“Mixed use residential, tourism and community development comprising change of use and alteration (part demolition) and conversion of former residential school (Class 8) to residential dwelling (Class 9) with erection of associated detached garage (with annexed self-contained accommodation above); alteration (part demolition and extension) and conversion of redundant outbuildings to form:

  • Swimming pool
  • Gymnasium
  • 7 holiday let units and ancillary shop and visitor reception
  • Formation of outdoor games court
  • Play area and community allotments
  • New access with associated control booth and gateway structures
  • Internal roads
  • Ancillary parking and footpaths
  • Utilities and drainage infrastructure
  • Outline proposals for the erection of 10 pods/tree houses and 16 holiday lodges”

Major Development Process

This application is classified as a ‘major’ development because the site area is in excess of 2 hectares.

Major developments follow a different planning process to smaller planning applications. You can find a step-by-step overview of this process in our ‘major developments explained’ blog.

The application was validated on 12 December 2022. The application remains under consideration following submission of additional information by the applicant during 2023 which was published and advertised on 21 November 2023. The stated deadline for comments to be received is 12 December, however the period for comments will remain open until officers are ready to publish a recommendation report that will be considered by the National Park Authority’s Planning & Access Committee in 2024.

Your Opportunity to Comment

If you would like your views to be taken into consideration during the decision-making process, it is important to make comments to us directly. There are three ways to make comments:

  • Comment via our e-planning portal using the reference number 2022/0329/PPP and the ‘Submit Comments’ tab
  • Email us at or
  • Write a letter and send it to our National Park Headquarters. Please include an e-mail address if you have one. Unless we hear from you to the contrary, all communication will be electronic as this will help us to reduce our environmental impact.

Further advice on how to comment on a planning application is contained within our How do I comment on a live planning application blog.

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