Lot 12 - A block of commercial forestry with sporting and leisure development potential.
CLOSING DATE: Noon on 19 October 2017
Situated between the River Tay on the north side and the A827 Aberfeldy to Kenmore public road on the south side; and occupying land which was formerly part of the Designed Parkland surrounding Taymouth Castle.
Commercial Forestry Newhall Wood comprises primarily conifer crops dating from the early 1990s. There are elements of older timber from the 1950s that have been retained for long-term landscape structure, alongside areas of native woodland, birch and alder, that have regenerated naturally along the south bank of the River Tay and in other parts of the woodland. Parts of the spruce crop were first thinned about five years ago and other areas will come into the thinning window over the next few years. There is considerable scope to manage this area of forestry for a number of objectives, the existing established woodland providing an excellent setting for a range of potential opportunities. Access for timber is directly onto the A827.
Leisure Development Opportunity With a view to increasing the diversity of income streams generated by the estate and with the aim of capitalising on this part of Highland Perthshires well-established tourism and leisure industry, the vendors have applied for and been granted planning consent to establish a small caravan park and camping site together with appropriate infrastructure and services.
Situated in a clearing at the heart of a mature stand of Scots pine and larch, with good vehicular access via the existing forestry road network, ground preparations have taken place in order to activate this development.
Planning permission was granted in full by Perth & Kinross Council in July 2013. Further information relating to this consent is available on request from the selling agents or by consulting the Perth & Kinross Council on-line planning portal under the reference 13/00402/FLL.
Sport and Amenity At the heart of Newhall wood is a very attractive man-made loch, providing considerable amenity and sporting potential. In recent years, reared duck have been released onto the pond for the purpose of providing driven shooting. In the spring and summer, a range of water birds and wildfowl breed on the loch.
The diverse nature of Newhall Wood makes it ideal habitat for roe deer, which provides the opportunity for both year-round stalking and/or wildlife watching.
The wildlife within this part of the estate is a particular feature and include red squirrels, otters, badgers and a wide variety of bird species including (at either end of the scale of physical size) ospreys and goldcrests.
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