140 homes planned in major new development in Fife town
Plans for a major housing development in Kinghorn, which could create 280 construction jobs, have been presented to Fife Council.
The application is for 140 new homes on land at Mid Mire, to the east of Red Path Brae .
The application from developer, Gladman, would bring 294 new residents into town.
The company’s detailed application for planning permission in principle outlines the scale of the development - the site extends to circa 11.3Ha of greenfield land in a rectangular shape to the north of the town.
The company says it will enhance Kinghorn and tackle the town’s housing shortfall.
Gladman was established in 1987 and says it takes a proactive approach to development.
It describes itself as the “the largest promoter of strategic land in the UK.
In a supporting a statement it said: “ This submission demonstrates how a high-quality residential development, of a nature compatible with the immediate and wider surroundings, is capable of being delivered in the short-term, bringing a range of positive benefits to Kinghorn and the wider mid-Fife area. “
Gladman said the development would bring £3.9m of gross expenditure to the town, with 162 of its residents expected to be economically active.
It proposes making some 15% - 21 homes - of the development as affordable housing.
The development is to the west of Redpath Brae and the Lovell Homes residential development at Lochside Grange.
The site is also adjacent to the residential area beyond the B923 to the south, and an area of existing open space to the east.
The developer said Kinghorn was considered suitable for extra housing, and said the proposal was “located in a sustainable location, close to excellent public transport, services, amenities and infrastructure.”
Its planning application continued: “An extremely high-quality design has been presented, that considers not only the site, the immediate area, but also the wider settlement.
“Provision of large areas of open space, tree planting and wildflower meadows positively contribute to the green network and provide biodiversity enhancement as well as a valuable public resource.
“Development of this site represents an infill development that would round off the settlement edge and create a robust boundary.”