Kirkcaldy flats plan is rejected

A plan to convert former shops in Kirkcaldy into flats has been rejected.

Thursday, 6th December 2018, 10:31 am
Updated Thursday, 6th December 2018, 11:35 am
The plans involved Harcourt Road. Picture: google

Mr James Graham, of Windsole Smiddy Farm, Auchterarder, applied to turn the former shops on Harcourt Road into two flats.

Fife Council refused permission, saying the development would have a detrimental visual impact on a traditional building.

Councillor Alice McGarry said: “Some traditional features of the shop front would be obscured by the new porch. The garden to the front is not acceptable. It changes the street landscape in a negative way.” Councillor Rosemary Liewald said: “Altering the facade, the front columns, I feel would be a detrimental impact to the overall aspect of the street.”

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But councillors rejected that the size of garden space was reason for refusal, saying that many upper floor properties in the area didn’t have access to a garden.

They agreed to remove the rejection over size of garden space, saying it was the location to the front of the property that was an issue.