New plan to convert disused Fife church into family home

A former church in a Fife town could become a family home.
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Plans have been lodged with Fife Council to convert the former United Reform Church in Coaltown of Balgonie.

They have been submitted by Eric and Linda Gourlay, Station Road, Thornton.

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They are seeking a change of for the disused building on Main Street.

The former United Reform churchThe former United Reform church
The former United Reform church

The church was originally built as a Church of Christ in about 1908.

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It was taken over by the United Reformed Church in 1981.

A supporting statement said the building would be retained in full with a two-storey extension to the rear to create an open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge on the ground floor which opens to the garden and a morning area and roof terrace on the first floor.

The statement added: “This proposal seeks to create a distinct, comfortable living space that brings a disused church back into use.”

Councillors will consider the application in due course.