Former school grounds could provide site for new homes in Kirkcaldy

WHITEBURN Projects has submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to Fife Council, outlining its intention to make a planning application for a residential development on land off Loughborough Road in Kirkcaldy, on the grounds of the former Viewforth High School.

As part of the vision for this brownfield development, which will include the conversion of the original C-listed school building, the Edinburgh-based developer said it is preparing to deliver around 100 new homes comprising a mix of three and four-bedroom houses, as well as two-bedroom apartments.

Whiteburn has appointed Lindsay Bell Architects and Fairhurst Engineers to work with them. The developer will now begin a programme of community engagement, which will include discussions with Fife Council regarding a range of Section 75 community benefits, as well as two public consultation events planned for August and September.

Speaking on behalf of Whiteburn Projects, Roger Bainbridge, director of design & delivery, said, “Our Proposal of Application Notice for land at the former Viewforth High School site in Kirkcaldy allows us to begin the important process of community engagement in order to discuss our development proposals with local people.¬†As a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, we are fully committed to a programme of engagement with local communities and key stakeholders throughout the lifetime of our developments, and it is important to us that we begin this process as early as possible in the overall project to allow us to understand and consider the views from as many interested parties as we can.”