Work set to start on County Buildings conversion

An artist's impression of how the development will look
An artist's impression of how the development will look

Plans to convert part of Cupar’s County Buildings into a housing development have been given the go-ahead.

Work is expected to begin in July on the £2.6 million project, which has been approved by planning officials under delegated powers.

The development will consist of eight one-bedroom flats, which will all be conversions, and 10 two-bedroom flats, two of which will be conversions and the other eight new-build properties.

Fife Council’s depute leader, Councillor David Ross, said: “Now that this development has been given the go-ahead it allows Fife Council to re-use and preserve a key listed building within a conservation area.

“This will undoubtedly contribute towards the regeneration of Cupar town centre as well as providing more much needed housing for the area. With approval now in place we could be looking at the first tenants moving into these homes in June 2015.”

The Scottish Government has contributed £764,000 towards the cost of the project.