Housing investment in Levenmouth set to top £3m

Fife Council are due to invest �3 million in housing in Levenmouth over the next year
Fife Council are due to invest �3 million in housing in Levenmouth over the next year
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MEMBERS of Levenmouth Area Committee have been provided with details of proposed housing investment.

It was noted that a budget of just over £35.5 million was needed to cover all works needed in Fife over the next year, with just over £3m being spent in the Levenmouth area.

This includes over £1m on heating replacements and repairs, £500,000 on windows and doors and £700,000 on kitchen replacements and repairs.

According to the plans set out by the maintenance and improvement department of Fife Council, 235 properties across the area are due new heating systems, 188 are due to receive updates to their kitchens while 14 council owned homes will need to have their roofs replaced or repaired by the end of 2014.

Several councillors welcomed the investment in the area, but concerns were raised relating to the time taken to complete repairs and the number of repairs being carried out in some homes.

Councillor Charles Haffey questioned whether there was any provision in place for repairs during holiday periods, recalling the plight of one constituent who was forced to wait five days over Christmas for a new boiler.

Cllr Andrew Rodger also commented: “I welcome this continued investment in housing.

‘‘ However, I do think there needs to be a bit of communication about repairs where they are having to be done time and time again. We do need a bit more common sense from our housing officers.”