Fife set to welcome three new council housing developments

THREE new council housing developments have been approved in Fife, with work anticipated to get underway this summer.

The three developments at New Flockhouse, Lochore; Fair Isle Road, Kirkcaldy; and Bellyeoman Road, Dunfermline will provide affordable homes for over 100 families.

Convener of Fife Council’s community and housing services committee, councillor Judy Hamilton, said, “I am delighted to see three new council housing developments add to the tally of new council houses that have been built across Fife over the last three years. These latest developments are part of a programme to build 3,500 new council housing across Fife by May 2022. I am immensely proud of what we have achieved so far and that the council is investing over £300 million in local communities.

“The new houses are highly energy efficient, meeting our design and sustainability standards making them very cost effective to run. The diverse housing mix meets the needs of local people by providing amenity bungalows and cottage flats, properties designed for wheelchairs and two, three and four bed houses.

“Our tenants often experience huge improvements in their quality of life when they are able to live in a home that meets their individual needs. I am absolutely committed to creating as many different types of council houses as possible providing homes that are safe, warm and secure.”

Completion of the Kirkcaldy development is expected to take 12 months while the council said the development in Dunfermline should take about two years and the Lochore site may take between two and three years to complete.