Work begins on build of 40 new homes in Fife coastal village

WORK has started on the build of 40 new affordable homes for social rent on the outskirts of St Monans.

The project in the north east Fife coastal village is that of Kingdom Housing Association, which will own and manage the properties that form part of a larger private development taken forward by Lochay Homes.

The £5.9m project, with funding of £3.2m provided by the Scottish Government, will provide a diverse housing mix including larger family homes, cottage flats and amenity and wheelchair bungalows and is due to complete in Summer 2023.

Solar panels will be installed and electrical car charging points will be provided as part of Kingdom’s commitment to sustainability and climate change.

Bill Banks, Kingdom Group chief executive, said, “The location of this development in St Monans is stunning. St Monans is a picturesque village, popular with tourists, but there’s also a high demand for housing in the area from people who need homes so they can remain in the community and want to make their home there. This new development will bring a diverse housing mix with broad appeal. The homes will be safe, secure and energy efficient which is good for tenants and good for the environment.”

Drew Reid, Lochay Homes managing director, added, “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Kingdom Housing Association on this development in St Monans. This is the third project we’ve worked on together and we’re proud to deliver such high-quality affordable housing in such a desirable location in the East Neuk.”