These are your homes - tell us what you think

Artists impression of the new care home now under construction
Artists impression of the new care home now under construction
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Members of the public are being given the chance to discuss a proposed new development of housing in Ostlers Way, Kirkcaldy.

The event has been arranged after a meeting organised for last month had to be rescheduled.

The drop-in event for surrounding residents to view and comment on design proposals will take place at Evans Business centre within John Smith Business Park on Wednesday, December 4 between 3.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.

The proposal is for 26 affordable homes to be built alongside the town’s new 60-bed care home, for which construction is now under way.

The housing proposal is to build a mix of extra care and specific needs two-bedroom bungalows that will provide more support to tenants than the traditional sheltered houses.

Included in the plans are a meals on wheels facility, a day-care unit, a drop-in facility for older people in the local community and a hairdressing salon.

Fife Council is investing £7.5m to create this state-of-the-art Kirkcaldy ‘care village’ and it is hoped it will be ready for use by late 2014.

The development will also be supported by Scottish Government grant funding.

Members of the housing team and the architect will be on hand to talk through the proposals with local residents and answer any questions people may have.

Representatives from social work will also be at the information event for those who would like to know more about the 60 bed care home that is now under construction on the adjacent site.

Anyone who is not able to make it along to this event can contact Debbie Neillings, housing project officer on 03451 55 55 55 ext 496921 for more information on the design proposals and project timescales.

Cllr AndrewRodger, executive healthspokesman and member of FifeNHS Board, said: “Building a new care village demonstrates our commitment to investing in care for the future and providing choice for people in need, and their families.

‘‘This is going to be a great development for Kirkcaldy.”