Planning application signals progress in new Dunfermline neighbourhood plans

A typical Taylor Wimpey East Scotland street scene

TAYLOR Wimpey East Scotland has made a planning application to Fife Council for the next stage of pre-construction works as part of the delivery of the new neighbourhood of Whitefields in Dunfermline.

This move follows initial pre-construction and enabling work off Whitefield Road, which included the demolition of the Wester Whitefield farm buildings.

The overall development is expected to create around 1,400 new properties, a new primary school, and provision for shops and community facilities. 25% of the properties will be affordable homes and new cycleways and pedestrian footpaths will encourage green active travel.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said, “We are very pleased to be making good progress in the significant preparations required to create our new neighbourhood Whitefields. Our latest planning application for a programme of pre-construction grouting will allow us to maintain that progress.

“Whitefields will be a brand-new community and place to call home in north Dunfermline. With the delivery of around 1,400 new homes, the creation of major new infrastructure and improvements to existing transport links, as well as the provision of substantial community benefits, Whitefields will have its roots firmly in north Dunfermline while supporting the existing local communities of Kingseat and Halbeath as its new community develops and grows.

“We hope to secure consent in around three months’ time, and we plan to implement the works later this summer. As well as delivering much-needed new homes in north Dunfermline, Whitefields will also provide a range of economic benefits for the local area which includes supporting over 160 jobs per year of construction, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses.”