Plans submitted for 85-home Fife coastal village development

HOUSEBUILDER CALA has submitted plans for an 85-home development in the Fife coastal village of Aberdour.

Proposals for the site to the south of Aberdour Main Street include 25% affordable housing and ‘extensive’ open space to reflect the semi-rural setting. The move follows on from the approval from Fife Council of Planning Permission in Principle, which was granted in May 2019.

CALA explained the layout has been ‘sensitively designed’ to ensure views across the development towards both Inchcolm Abbey and Aberdour Obelisk are maintained. Aberdour’s Main Street will also be widened to provide additional on-street parking bays.

Steven Cooper, planning manager at CALA Homes (East), said, “We have been working hard to ensure that the proposal meets the various requirements of the existing planning permission. We are confident that what we are putting forward is a sensitively designed development that will fully reflect its location on the fringes of Aberdour.

“The proposal will provide a variety of new homes, ranging from two bedroom cottage flats, three bedroom terrace, three bedroom semi-detached, and four and five bedroom detached homes, with the ability to accommodate home working. The homes shall also include solar panels to achieve up to A rating.”

As part of the existing planning permission, CALA will make financial contribution towards Aberdour Primary School, provide new offsite pedestrian links, and contribute towards transport projects in the area.