Green light for new Inverkeithing homes

KINGDOM Housing Association has been given the green light to press on with plans for the £8.9 million second phase of the regeneration of Fraser Avenue in Inverkeithing after planning consent was approved for 61 new homes.

The housing association revealed that 30% of the new homes will be designed to meet the needs of tenants who require amenity or wheelchair housing. Construction of the new homes is expected to start next summer.

A total of 236 Fife Council flats are being demolished and replaced by 189 new low rise homes. The first phase is already underway and will provide 53 new homes, with the first completions scheduled from October this year.

Kingdom Housing Association chief executive Bill Banks said, “The phase 2 proposals form part of a masterplan which will see the development of the whole of Fraser Avenue. The masterplan proposals were granted Planning Permission in Principle in April 2016. Building on the successes and the design approach of phase 1, this second phase will provide further high quality energy efficient homes along with a large landscaped area, which will be located within the heart of the development. This landscaped area will provide a focal point for the community, play spaces and green amenity space.”

The new homes are being built by Campion Homes. The design team features 7N Architects, Rankin Fraser Landscape Architects, SBA (Engineers) and Langmuir & Hay.