Interest expressed in care home proposal

Davidson Design Diosynth site Housing and care home Deborah Muir Percival Road
Davidson Design Diosynth site Housing and care home Deborah Muir Percival Road

AN established care home provider has come forward and registered an interest in a proposed Buckhaven development.

The Mail has previously reported on the efforts of the land owner of the former Diosynth plant in Buckhaven to create a 64-home development, as well as a residential home and day care facility with sheltered housing units.

An appeal for local people who would like to be considered for a home at the site, should it win planning approval, has already met with great support – with around 150 people now having responded through a register of interest note printed in the Mail.

And now the other part of the proposal has pricked up the ears of interested parties, with John Goughan of the Rosturk House care home provider, who has been operating in the Kingdom for over 20 years, approaching the land owner Janette Penman.

A spokesman for Ms Penman said: “They (Rosturk House) have a substantial work force employed from the Fife communities to serve their existing four homes, two in Kirkcaldy, one in Lundin Links and one in Cupar.”

The developer says it’s not seeking funding on the housing development proposal from any of the housing associations, with the build being privately funded and then filled with tenants from the waiting list.