Developer reveals plans for 145 homes in Fife town

New homes are being proposed for the south-eastern edge of Lochgelly that will form a "natural extension" to the town, according to those behind the plans.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 4:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 11:21 am

Strawsons Property Ltd wants to build around 145 homes on the 6.9 hectare hectare (17 acre) site, south of The Avenue.

Seven of the proposed homes would be affordable, in line with Fife Council requirements, and Strawsons has proposed including dedicated car parking and open space for residents to enjoy.

Its application for planning permission in principle argues that Fife's local development plan - the blueprint against which planning applications are tested - supports building homes on the land.

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Plans have been lodged for more homes in Lochgelly

Agents acting for Strawson have produced documents that seek to support the housebuilder's bid, suggesting there will be little impact on the area visually nor on its traffic levels, water drainage or wider environment.

Where there are unavoidable impacts, such as on noise levels, the agents have proposed mitigatory measures such as noise-blocking acoustic barriers.

Active travel is proposed to be central to the layout of the development, with an 'active travel pack' suggesting eco-friendly travel routes to residents mooted, but the nearest bus stop for residents will be more than 400 metres away - in breach of Scottish planning policy.

Fife Council has confirmed receipt the application, and may call upon the Central and West Planning Committee to decide on it as it constitutes a major development.

If the planning permission in principle is granted, Strawsons must submit a further, more detailed application before it can start building homes.

The information in this story came from a public notice published in this newspaper. You can read more public notices in our classified section today.

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