Council housing plan for eight Anstruther homes

A new £750,000 council housing development is being proposed for Anstruther.

The scheme will see eight houses, a mix of two and three-bedroom homes, created on the site of the former primary school at Shore Road, Anstruther Wester.

Residential and public parking provision is also provided within the application.

The planning request for the development has recently been submitted to Fife Council and it is hoped work on site could begin early next year, if it is approved at the next north east Fife area committee meeting.

Derek Muir, head of Fife Council’s housing and neighbourhood services, said: “This development would help us meet housing needs in an area where there is a shortage of affordable housing.

“Where possible, the new properties will be allocated to current council or housing association tenants, which would in turn, free up a further eight social rented homes for households in need of affordable housing.”

The council is also proposing to release the site of the former bus garage at Pittenweem Road for future private residential development.

A drop-in event will take place at Anstruther Easter Town Hall, Cunzie Street, on October 6 between 3pm-7pm for anybody who would like further information on the Shore Road development.