£5m improvement package for Dunfermline flat blocks

Blocks of ‘eyesore’ flats in Dunfermline are set to benefit from a £5million improvement package.

Three high-rise blocks of flats in Broomhead Drive totalling over 200 units will be renovated instead of being demolished - the option favoured by tenants who took part in a consultation exercise run by Fife Council.

The condition of the flats has been described as ‘deteriorating’, and balconies have been closed off because of their poor condition.

Derek Muir, head of housing at Fife Council, said: The condition of the Broomhead Drive blocks is of concern. The external walls, balconies and stairwells have deteriorated in recent years and require remedial work.

“The council is committeed to bringing all council homes to the Scottish Housing Quality Standard by 2015. The recommedation to refurbish all three blocks is a view supported by officers, a representative group of the City of Dunfermline area committee and the majority of tenants who took part in the consultation.”

A report was going before the council’s housing and communities committee.