New homes planned at dilapidated Fife industrial estate

Artist's impression of how the development could lookArtist's impression of how the development could look
Artist's impression of how the development could look
Plans to demolish part of a dilapidated Fife industrial estate and replace it with a high-density residential development have been given a provisional thumbs-up by local councillors.

In-Site Property Solutions Ltd, a Yorkshire-based management firm, has outlined how it hopes to demolish more than half of Cowdenbeath's Thistle Industrial Estate, including the former NCB Workshops, and replace it with up to 156 homes.

Fife Council's central and west planning committee was told how much of the industrial park had fallen into disuse, with just 21 of the 56 buildings currently occupied.

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While the site is not earmarked for residential development, In-Site - which has owned the industrial park since 2006 - has tried to market the empty industrial units for some time to no avail.

It has since concluded that the estate is nearing the end of its useful life in its current form.

Councillors agreed to approve the planning application 'in principle'

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