200 new homes planned between two Fife towns

A large-scale residential development of over 200 homes in central Fife has taken a step closer to reality after Fife Council planning officers signed off on technical aspects of the project.
New homes are planned between Markinch and GlenrothesNew homes are planned between Markinch and Glenrothes
New homes are planned between Markinch and Glenrothes

Persimmon Homes submitted details of the homes it hoped to build in phases two, three and four of the Sappi Road project, between Glenrothes and Markinch, earlier this year after planning permission in principle was granted in December 2016.

The housebuilder had been required to outline how residents would access the 229 homes that it aspired to build, as well as how it would deal with water drainage.

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It had proposed creating east and west 'wings' on the estate, dotted with public realms and a central children's play area, all bordering the A911 to the south.

James MacKay, director in charge of the project, had noted in a supporting statement that Sappi Road would provide "much needed family housing in an area already suited to this type of development."

Following a review of the application materials, Fife Council officers have approved Persimmon's detailed proposal, enabling construction to go ahead.

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Planning officers concluded: "The development would result in the development of a site allocated for housing in the (local development plan) and would have no significant adverse impact with

regards to road safety and residential amenity issues."

Persimmon has agreed to pay £1,555 per house - around £365,000 in total - towards a future secondary school or equivalent provision as a condition of being permitted to build the new homes.

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