Taylor Wimpey submits plans for Dunfermline development

A typical Taylor Wimpey development

Developer Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has submitted a planning application for a mixed-use development comprising 1400 new homes in Dunfermline.

The firm has submitted two applications for Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) along with the necessary technical assessments for each application. One application is for the entire site while the other is for phase one of the development, which is located in Halbeath, North Dunfermline.

Plans for the almost 80-hectare site’s ‘community core’ include a central open space and a community hub comprising a new primary school and land for economic development and community uses including retail.

The phase one application area, located on the west side of the site, extends to just over 17-hectares and the proposal is for a residential development of 340 homes, 85 of which will be affordable homes.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, commented, “Our Planning Application in Principle submissions mark a significant milestone in the process to securing formal planning approval for our development proposals that will establish the framework for future detailed housing and non-residential planning applications.

“We will continue to liaise with Fife Council and the wider community via the Community Liaison Forum that we’ve established for this project throughout the determination process. Whilst we are unable to confirm at this stage when these applications will be determined by Fife Council, we are hopeful that we will receive a decision by the end of this year.”

Pauline added, “As well as an impressive range of new homes, our development would provide a range of economic benefits for the local area which includes supporting over 160 jobs per year of construction, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses and we remain fully committed to bringing forward a development masterplan that will positively transform this area of North Dunfermline.”