Levenmouth housing plans approved

'SME building sector has been in recession for four years.' Picture: Esme Allen
'SME building sector has been in recession for four years.' Picture: Esme Allen

THREE new housing developments have been given the go-ahead by Levenmouth councillors.

The developments, on Windygates Road, Leven; Main Street, Coaltown of Wemyss; and South Row, Methil were put before members of local area committee when they met at Buckhaven Community Centre on Wednesday.

The Leven proposal, which will be carried out by Muir homes, had already been granted planning permission, but was put back before committee with 14 extra homes being added to it to increase its size to 128 units.

The committee was told by Fife Council planner Elsbeth Cook that the redesign will also make better use of a new roundabout created near to Diageo.

In Coaltown of Wemyss, where 125 new homes have been proposed on land to the south of Main Street by William Wemyss, councillors raised concerns over traffic calming measures at two points; the first at the Checkbar Road and the second at Hugo Avenue near to the primary school.

Councillor Jim Young said: “I have great concerns about the exits and entrances to the site at the Checkbar and up by the school.

“The road is bending away from you, and you your lack of visibility makes it difficult.”

It was agreed that a mini-roundabout should be considered at the Checkbar Road.

The plan was approved with various conditions attached.

The final accepted application was for 10 affordable houses to be created by Kingdom Housing in Methil.

It was accepted by councillors.