Kelty is a former mining village in the heartland of Fife’s former coalfields, with a population of approximately 6000; a popular base for commuters.
Aim were employed by housing developer Lomond Homes to masterplan a development of 42 homes and a residential care facility. This formed Phase I of a 3 stage development plan for the greenfield site located on the outskirts of the village. A detailed report of the existing infrastructure and previous patterns of development was produced, defining the most sustainable strategies for developing the site.
Improved transport connections, controlled residential access, and enhanced bio-diversity were key objectives in the delivery of the outline plan. The design proposes an organic formation of houses that border the proposed care facility, with a close relationship to the well-established allotments adjacent to the site. This was part of an overall strategy to encourage community engagement between the existing and new inhabitants.