A further £14 million investment for Fife
06 August 2021
Planning approval granted for 105 homes, set to bring £1m of Section75 investment to the town
Our North Scotland division has been granted planning permission this week to build a range of mixed-tenure homes in Halbeath, Fife. The decision, made by Fife Council’s planning committee, was welcomed on Wednesday 4th August.
The application, lodged with Fife Council on 25th March, has been the subject of extensive consultation and discussion to ensure that it meets the needs of the community and local housing market.
Located at Dunlin Drive in Halbeath, the 9.3-acre site was formerly the Freescale micro processing plant before being demolished in 2011, leaving the land vacant for 10 years.
James MacKay, managing director of Persimmon Homes North Scotland, said: “Our commitment to investing and creating high-quality new homes in Fife remains strong and we have specifically designed the homes with first-time-buyers and families in mind.
“In addition to our investment of £14 million, 25% of the homes (27) have been allocated for affordable housing and £1 million Section 75 contribution has been agreed for education at the start of our first phase.”
James added: “The regeneration of this site will not only develop new homes it will breathe new life into the local economy, create jobs and enhance the surroundings area. Our proposals feature elements of landscaping to soften the areas between the development and the neighbouring education campus and the creation of stone artwork that mirrors Phase 1 will be complimented with newly planted birch trees.
“We have been encouraged by the volume of interest already shown by first-time buyers in new homes in the area and expect work to get underway later this year followed by the release of homes for sale in 2022.
Click here for more information about the current homes available in Fife, including our Woodlea Park development on Hawkiesfauld Way, Dunfermline.