Demolition of dilapidated flats in Fife town delayed by lockdown

Mayview Avenue flats, Crail Road, Anstruther (Pic: Jerzy Morkis)Mayview Avenue flats, Crail Road, Anstruther (Pic: Jerzy Morkis)
Mayview Avenue flats, Crail Road, Anstruther (Pic: Jerzy Morkis)
A dilapidated housing estate in Anstruther is set to be demolished between January and April next year, Fife Council's housing manager has said.

Gordon Binnie said works to take down the Mayview flats had been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in a delay beyond 2020.

The North East Area Committee was told on Wednesday that the works will require part of Mayview Avenue to be closed and traffic to be diverted, though access to Blyth Court will be maintained.

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Fencing and security systems will be set up around the flats prior to the work taking place - and the council has also stipulated that demolition will only take place on weekdays and Saturday mornings to minimise disruption.

However, one nearby resident will be temporarily re-accommodated by the council due to the risks associated with demolition of one of the four blocks of flats to be disposed of.

An officer told councillors at the meeting: "Although nervous the resident is happy to comply. We intend to make this as smooth as possible for him. It's a difficult ask to have him move out for a period of time during the work, but it's for his own safety."

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Councillors agreed in 2019 to demolish the Mayview flats following protracted complaints about anti-social behaviour and drug use, and subsequently approved the creation of a care village in its place .

Work on the care facilities, to be run by Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, is expected to begin in 2022.

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