Plans approved for new £19 million development in Wormit
09 March 2020
A planning application to build 158 new homes off Kilmany Road in Wormit has been given the go-ahead by Fife Council.
Persimmon Homes North Scotland welcomed the planning committee’s decision to approve the £19 million plans to transform the area and boost the local economy with the creation of more than 630 jobs.
The planning application, lodged with Fife Council in July 2019, follows the success of Persimmon Homes’ first phase of the Naughton Meadows development. This second phase will transform the 13-acre greenfield site previously used as agricultural land just 500m from the Firth of Tay Bay.
Stephen Profili, Managing Director of Persimmon Homes North Scotland, said: “We are delighted with the decision made by the planning committee to approve our plans.”
“Our continued investment signals our commitment and confidence in the local housing market. The on-going demand for high-quality new homes in the area more than justifies our decision to move forward with a second phase in Wormit.”
“This will obviously be good news to house buyers in the region, particularly those looking for spectacular views of the Firth of Tay, but the spin-off benefits in terms of the number of jobs being created and the income this will generate for the local economy are also hugely significant.”
In addition to the investment in the new homes Persimmon Homes has agreed a Section 75 contribution of £740,000 to boost education facilities including a two-classroom extension at Wormit Primary School and an extension to Madras College.
Stephen concluded: “This second phase also incorporates a higher than average 32 per cent of Affordable Homes (50) and a number of aesthetically pleasing features including a central green space and walking paths that connect the development with the existing village pathway.”
Work on site is expected to start in April 2020 with homes available for sale in July 2020. Phase two of Naughton Meadows will include a wide range of homes including one to five-bedroom semi-detached, detached, terraced, two-and-a-half-storey and single storey bungalows.