Plans for 44 homes near Fife cemetery get go ahead despite more than 70 objections

Plans for a new housing development in a Fife town which faced more than 70 objections have been given the go-ahead by councillors.
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The 44 homes will be built on a greenfield site on Kinross Road, Leslie, next to the town’s cemetery.

The houses will include a mix of bungalows, and two-storey houses, in both detached and semi-detached arrangements.

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The bungalows would all contain two bedrooms and the two-storey houses would consist of 14 two-bed, 13 three-bed and five four-bed houses.

Kingdom Housing and Campion Homes are behind the Leslie developmentKingdom Housing and Campion Homes are behind the Leslie development
Kingdom Housing and Campion Homes are behind the Leslie development

It would also include allotments and a community orchard.

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The application came from Kingdom Housing Association and Campion Homes.

Objectors had branded the development “ill considered.”

They said it would have a significant impact on the area - and pointed to a similar bid to develop the land that was refused 31 years ago from Thomas Mitchell Homes.

Objections centred around it creating a precedent, as well as increased pressure on local services and amenities, and more traffic.

A report to the committee recommended approval, noting there were no alternative sites that could be developed.

Councillors were told there was a strong need for special housing in the town.