Work has begun to build Fife’s largest council housing development in over 20 years in Kirkcaldy.
A development of 161 affordable homes is to be built at Overton Road by Robertson Partnership Homes on behalf of Fife Council.
The site is part of ambitious plans to build 2700 new affordable homes in Fife by 2017.
It comes hot on the heels of building work beginning on 101 new homes in Methil through the Affordable Housing Programme.
The development will include a mix of flats, houses, bungalows and four-in-a-block homes for both social rent and mid-market rent.
Councillor Judy Hamilton, executive spokesperson for housing and building services, visited the site on Wednesday to mark work beginning on the largest council housing development in over two decades.
She said: “It’s great to see work under way here at Overton Road. The private housing development originally planned for this area was stalled a number of years ago and I’m very pleased that the Council was able to purchase this disused land and work with Robertson Partnership Homes to bring forward what will be a lovely mixed development for the new tenants as well as the people who already own homes here.”
Council leader David Ross added: “I’m extremely proud of the overall progress being made to deliver on our commitment of 2700 new affordable homes by 2017.”