Plans for up to 200 homes at Tullis Russell in Glenrothes

The planned site for up to 200 homes at Tullis Russell water works. 29 February 2012
The planned site for up to 200 homes at Tullis Russell water works. 29 February 2012

PLANS to build up to 200 homes at the water works in Cadham have raised transport concerns with locals, reports KEVIN QUINN.

Tullis Russell is currently conducting a consultation process before submitting a planning application for a housing development, on the large site which incorporates the water works on Cadham Road. The papermill plans to sell the land to a developer once they have received planning permission to build homes there.

Ron Page chair of the North Glenrothes Community Council

Ron Page chair of the North Glenrothes Community Council

Ron Page, chair of the North Glenrothes Community Council, hopes to hear answers to his questions at a meeting, which will be attended by the agents acting on behalf of Tullis Russell.

He said: “We are a bit concerned about the road situation.

“We made a suggestion to them to make the main entrance and exit road at the Tullis Russell roundabout. That could ease a lot of the congestion at the Cadham junction.

“That idea was new to them. So they are looking at that now.

“Two hundred homes means three hundred cars. So we are concerned about the increased traffic in the area, but hopefully we will hear everything on Thursday that we want to hear.”

Tullis Russell’s Group Chief Executive, Chris Parr, said that there has been interest from parties over the purchase of the land.

He said: “We have got the planning application being developed, but that is in anticipation of taking the site to market.

“There is one or two expressions of interest at the moment.”