In 2019, an application for Planning Permission in Principle which sought permission for the construction of a ‘Care Village’ on this site was lodged with Fife Council. It was envisaged that this ‘Care Village’ would comprise a number of retirement homes, a care home and a new medical practice, along with associated infrastructure and landscaping.

This earlier application was subject to full public consultation, the form of which was agreed with Fife Council, with the outcome of the consultation process highlighting very few issues of concern regarding the proposed development from within the local community.

During the course of their assessment of the application, the Council voiced some concerns as to certain aspects of the mix of uses proposed and suggested that consideration be given to amending the form of the proposed development so that it would provide for solely affordable housing, this being a use that could potentially be supported by the terms of the adopted development plan.

Having considered their position, the applicant took the decision to withdraw the original application with a view to resubmitting a fresh application which would seek Planning Permission in Principle for the erection of 49 affordable houses consisting of 30 affordable & 19 affordable retiral on the site.

This consultation process, the nature of which has been agreed with the Council, is designed to show interested parties what form this proposed development might take and to illustrate, for indicative purposes only, the key elements of the proposed development.

 

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Yvonne

What extra facilities ie schools, nurseries, doctors will there be? Concerned re already struggling services!

Aidan Williams

Thank you for your enquiry.

If it is determined by the Council during their assessment of a full planning application in the future that the proposed development would give rise to increased pressure on local services, the Council has the ability, should they so choose, to seek to address these issues through the use of an S75 Planning Obligation. This will be part of their careful considerations during any future application for full planning permission but isn’t part of this “planning permission in principle” stage which is a broader and more indicative discussion about the principle of new housing in general.

Heather

These plans look good however a much needed doctors surgery is needed for the Kelty area before anything is developed. The current doctors surgery is under pressure and cannot cope currently with anymore expansion.

Aidan Williams

Thanks for getting in touch.

During the Council’s assessment of an earlier application in 2019 relating to this site, NHS Fife indicated that they would not be interested in supporting a new doctors’ surgery as part of the proposals which were at that time being proposed for the site by our client.
In view of this position, the decision was taken to remove the facilities from these revised proposals and instead provide increased public green space and additional affordable retiral / affordable housing.