Green light for Glenrothes care village

3-D architects image of proposed Napier Road Care Home Village for Glenrothes
3-D architects image of proposed Napier Road Care Home Village for Glenrothes

Plans for a modern care ‘village’ on the site of the former health centre in Napier Road, Glenrothes have been given unanimous backing by councillors.

The Central Area Planning Committee granted full approval for the 60-bed care home and additional 30 care dwellings, which is expected to cost in the region of £10.5 million, when it met on Wednesday.

Phase one of the construction will start later this year once the original health centre building has been demolished. Residents will then move over from the existing care home into the new facility once it has been completed.

The new assisted living dwelling houses will then be built on the site of the current care home.

Glenrothes councillor Kay Morrison said told the committee they should “wholeheartedly back the application”.

She added: “This is an application that we should be celebrating, it’s a modern facility and will improve the level of care for its residents.”

Cllr Altany Craik also welcomed the decision adding: “We are investing in a modern care village that will deliver a high quality environment, with en-suite facilities and up-to-date provision which will deliver better care.”

Conditions on site operating times were added to the approval and a request for the decision on how best to allocate the one per cent (£105,000) provision to be used for public art to come before the area committee was also agreed.