Community Benefits

As well as delivering the main construction work of the Cross Tay Link Road BAM Nuttall agreed to deliver a series of projects that will benefit the local community as a lasting legacy of the company’s work.

Activity will be planned and delivered across three themes.

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Employability Projects

Employability and upskilloing opportunities for local resdients and business

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Supply Chain Projects

Supply chain and capacity projects provide opportunities for local businesses to tender

Have a look at the range of projects planned over the next three years.

Community Benefits can help provide a wide range of opportunities to disadvantaged groups, communities, and neighbourhoods and secure real economic and social benefits for local people.

Community Benefit Groups

This is not the entirety of the community benefits the Cross Tay Link Road will bring.

Our main contractor BAM Nuttall has set up two new community groups Cross Tay East and Cross Tay West to advise and help deliver projects identified by local communities.

This could be anything from generating employment and training opportunities for local people, to environmental improvements or up skilling and training opportunities to work experience.

If you are part of a community that will be impacted by the construction of the Cross Tay Link Road and are interested in putting forward an idea for a project that would benefit your local community please get in touch with Janice at [email protected]

William Diver, Project Director, BAM Nuttall
Identified Community Benefits projects BAM Nuttall will deliver
Community Projects

Develop a Barn Owl/bat building to act as a natural habitat for these creatures to promote a healthy biodiversity.

Develop Bat Boxes to allow the native bats to acclimatise to the new habitats

Installation of a temporary fishing hut to the south of the proposed River Tay Crossing Bridge. There will also involve the relocation of the existing fishing hut. Permission for the permanent relocation will be sought under a separate planning application by the relevant landowner.

Relations have been built with the project manager, Ellie Corsie, for the Rewild Denmarkfield project located south of Luncarty. This project is a rewilding scheme planned for the development of vegetable allotments which will be maintained by local dwellers. Families will be able to reserve their own allotment to grow their own food throughout the year with each allotment designed to feed a family across the four seasons.

Identify neighbourhood security apps that empower the community to help safeguard their neighbourhood by connecting people to one another providing the ability to raise awareness of safety concerns. This could provide opportunities for building relationships to empower the community to solve issues within their neighbourhood. A potential app identified is called Nextdoor™.

Host podcasts to discuss the project with the team working on CTLR. Opportunities to do Q&A sessions with the public about CTLR.

BAM will recreate a 3D map of the land around the Broxy Kennels in the videogame Minecraft™. In-game, the area identified as the archaeology dig site for the Multivallate Hillfort will contain buried items which the player (pupil) will attempt to find in-order to experience archaeology in a fun and engaging medium. Through this innovative method of engagement, we seek to engage a younger audience to engage with what’s going on at the CTLR site. Developed with partner, GUARD Archaeology Ltd.

Develop a route and fundraise a marathon or half marathon around the Perth & Kinross area.

This group has approached BAM to highlight their interest in being a part of the CTLR project. They have facilities in Perth Airport and are looking to expand their presence within the Perth & Kinross area, reaching small communities as well as those within the Perth City. Opportunity to explore how we can provide resources to support them. They have a wide skill set within the group and could support activity such as building the fishing hut, barn owl/bat facility, bat boxes, etc. They are enthusiastic about the CTLR project and have shown a willingness to get involved.

Google maps provides the ability to create custom maps with points highlighted on the map along with descriptions attached to these points. These maps can be shared publicly via the CTLR website and updated accordingly. This allows for live tracking of all major milestones as well as real-time notifications for no additional cost. Maps can also be created and shared internally to provide an overview of community areas, noting their interest and engagement – proving an exceptional tool for data analysis when monitoring engagement activity across the Perth & Kinross area.

Work with local schools to arrange learning visits to give pupils an idea what it is like to work on a major construction project and the different roles required to make it work. It is currently being discussed with Education Scotland to use their online service, DYW Live, in-order to visit schools virtually via a live stream into classrooms. This will provide access to the entire Perth & Kinross region and effectively navigates the health & safety risks of school visits regarding COVID.

Delivering Community Benefits projects identified by Perth & Kinross Council

Together, with RSPB, BAM will develop a bird-watching hide in the Wetland area of the project. Have already identified the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club as an organisation willing to manage and maintain the hut.

To preserve the history of the archaeological sites covered by CTLR, BAM have engaged GUARD Archaeology Ltd to devise a full Community Archaeology Outreach Engagement Strategy on this project which can be viewed as Appendix 2

As one of the project’s advertised at the Meet the Contractor event, we will be seeking involvement from those wishing to participate in the clean-up duties of the Perth Lade Green Corridor. BAM will coordinate this group to help clear the Lade area of rubbish and manage the vegetation in the area. This is in association with the Perth Lade Green Corridor Management Plan, devised to address the ‘green corridor’, spanning a 7km biodiverse watercourse, running from the city centre to Almondbank. Perth Airport’s Men’s Shed have been approached for consultation and collaboration in constructing seating areas along the Perth Lade for suitable rest points along the pathway.

BAM proposes a joint venture with Historic Environment Scotland, Heritage Trust, Scottish Forestry, University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and the PKC Environment and Infrastructure Committee to enhance accessibility of existing ancient woodland in the area. This may also involve engaging with local schools in support of tree planting.

Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board and other key stakeholders will be approached to work together to develop a project to monitor salmon numbers in the River Tay. Members of Tay Ghillies will provide access to the Tay along banking areas. Existing relationships with Mansfield Scone Estate developed during the Ground Investigation works will allow for Ghillies to liaise with BAM to deploy monitoring equipment in the Tay. Through consultation with stakeholder groups, BAM will explore options to support the limited existing numbers of salmon, and if possible, devise solutions to increase their population by developing their habitat.

Creative Scotland’s Place Partnership programme, Perthshire Creates, Perthshire Art Association, Perthshire Photographic Society and UHI will be approached to collaborate in the design, creation and placement of sculptures in identified locations, agreed upon with PKC. Independent local artists will also be recruited into this initiative to develop the creative output of the programme and incorporate these art creations into the final landscape design.

Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust has been identified as an organisation bringing art, culture, books, learning, creative communities and local history and heritage to people at 17 venues across the whole of Perth and Kinross. This trust can be an asset when engaging with communities with a focus on art & culture. There may be opportunities to engage schools in heritage projects.

Perth and Kinross Council Wish List

On top of the projects outlined BAM Nuttall is also committed to delivering projects on Perth and Kinross Community Benefits Wish List.

These are projects that have been identified by local communities as priorities in helping to improve their local environment or deliver new community development based activity.

The projects will be considered over the course of the whole project.

Everyone has something to offer

Cross Tay Link Road reflects the thinking behind Perth and Kinross Council’s new community development framework, ‘The Perth & Kinross Offer’

It sets out how Perth & Kinross Council plans to involve staff and communities working together to make life better for everyone living in the area.

Every day across Perth and Kinross individuals and community groups are doing their bit to help make this a better place for everyone to live. From clearing snow from an elderly neighbour’s footpath, to picking up litter. From volunteering to coach youth football, to buying from a local independent business.

Big or small, all of these actions make a difference.

The same is true of the Council’s staff. The Perth & Kinross Offer recognises what can happen and achieved if everyone works together every day.

The framework document sets out the purpose of the ‘Offer’ and how it will be embedded in the organisational culture for council staff, and the role local residents, businesses, elected members and community planning partners have to play in making it a reality.

Find out more details of the ways Council staff, partners and community members are already putting the ‘Offer’ into action.

Community benefit clauses are contractual requirements which deliver wider social benefits in addition to the core purpose of a contract. These clauses can be used to build a range of social, economic and environmental conditions into contract delivery. As an example, this can include the provision of jobs and training places for particular groups; or donations of goods, equipment, or expertise to support local community activities. Scottish Government Procurement Guidance suggests that community benefit requirements to be considered in public procurements may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • generation of employment and training op

The Cross Tay Link Road is phase two of the Perth Transport Futures project which will deliver a more efficient and better-connected transport system and ultimately delivering a cleaner city centre environment.

Bridges to Schools is a programme by ICE which involves a series of events hosted by schools and colleges where students are given a chance to construct a large scale model of a bridge and speak to real engineers. The aim of Bridges to Schools is to inspire and motivate younger students to take up a career in science or engineering field.