New owners at the Lundin Links Hotel have been encouraged by the response of local people to its proposed conversion into retirement accommodation.
A public consultation was held on Thursday by Kapital Residential Ltd, which bought the Lundin Links Hotel last year, to let the public have a closer look at its plans for a high-quality ‘boutique’ retirement development.
The proposals so far are based on outline planning permission, which was in place when Kapital took over the famous three-storey and attic property in October.
It intends to submit a more detailed planning application to Fife Council and, if all is approved, to make a start on construction later this year, with completion in 2016.
Director Keith Punler said the firm was “very pleased and very heartened with both the turnout and the comments” at last week’s drop-in.
He reckoned there had been over 100 interested parties, with “a large majority very supportive of the proposals”.
Kapital was aware how iconic the building was and keen to restore its quality, while providing some locally-needed housing aimed at the retirement age group.
Positive comments were aired on the Mail’s Facebook page, where Kapital confirmed all properties would be serviced by a lift and it was looking at how to include more car parking.
The firm’s Denice Purdie said: “We were delighted at the reaction from the community and want to thank all who came along and expressed their opinions.
“We have listened to your comments and are keen to see this project come to life.”