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15 May 2018

Glenrothes communities to benefit from 78 new affordable homes

Glenrothes communities set to benefit as 78 new affordable homes get the go-ahead

Work will soon begin on a new affordable homes development at Cullen Drive in Glenrothes following approval from Fife Council.

The new development will see the regeneration of the former brownfield site to include 78 new dwellings for affordable social rent – a mix of high quality, modern bungalow, wheelchair accessible, amenity housing and two-storey homes.

The transformative site is part of the wider Fife Council Affordable Housing Programme being carried out by development partner Robertson Partnership Homes and supported by town planners and architects Barton Willmore.

Robertson is proud to partner with Fife Council to deliver hundreds of high-quality affordable homes which will contribute to the identified demand for new homes in the region. This development includes a mix of flexible properties that will serve communities for generations to come, forming a strong relationship with the surrounding built environment to promote safe and pleasant living for all residents while contributing socially, economically and aesthetically to the area.

The planning application also included public realm space, in addition to associated car parking, landscaping and links with existing street and established infrastructure.

Stuart Bishop, architecture director at Barton Willmore, said: "We are pleased that planning permission has been granted for new homes at Cullen Drive, which marks a significant milestone in progressing this wider programme of residential development across Fife.

"This project is in line with Fife Council's ongoing commitment to placemaking and creating sustainable communities, as well as contributing to alleviating Scotland's housing shortage through the delivery of much needed new family homes.

"Cullen Drive will be a high-quality, vibrant neighbourhood that will create a highly attractive and desirable environment in which to enjoy life."

Fife Council's Affordable Housing Programme is one of the largest in Scotland, with a target to build at least 3,500 new affordable homes over five years by 2022.

The development at Cullen Drive was procured through Scape Group's National Major Works Framework, now superseded by Major Works Scotland, part of the (Scape) National Construction framework, and delivered by Robertson in partnership with Willmott Dixon.