Ex-social work office in Fife to be demolished for new flats

Developer reveals plans for sit left vacant since 2013
How the site would look with new housingHow the site would look with new housing
How the site would look with new housing

A former social work office in Leven is set to be demolished to make way for new housing.

A gym in Station Road in Leven will also be taken down if Fife Council approves the new planning application.

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Quale Homes of Ladybank wants to build 24 affordable flats on the site.

The site as it looks todayThe site as it looks today
The site as it looks today

The two-storey office building has been empty since it closed in 2013.

The developer said in a planning statement that its “ increased dilapidation” meant tit was unsuitable for conversion, and had to come down.

The single-storey shed which houses the gym has been bought, and is also earmarked for demolition.

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The developer said the site was an ideal location for new housing. It is also very close to a recently completed new build scheme by Quale Homes.

The site has been the subject of previous planning applications.

A statement submitted by the developer said: “The proposal is a variation to the previous approved scheme given the tenure for the site has now been established as a social scheme as distinct from a private residential development.

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“The site is well suited to this form of development given its location and proximity to the local amenities, local shopping, and public transportation links.

“The previous consent has time lapsed”

The development would consist of two-bedroom flats.

The application added: “ The buildings have been designed to sit comfortably within the site and garden ground provision. Viewing distances and open space provision have all been considered as part of the review.”

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