Af­ford­able hous­ing pro­posal

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Court Reports -

PLANS have been re­vealed to turn land once at the heart of Kirk­caldy’s linoleum i ndus­try i nto an af­ford­able hous­ing es­tate.

About 161 prop­er­ties could be built at Nairn Street by Lar­bert-based Spring­field Prop­er­ties.

The va­cant site was the home of Nairn’s linoleum works and forms part of the wider Vic­to­ria Road re­gen­er­a­tion area.

Most build­ings were de­mol­ished in the 1980s, with the last one taken down in 2014.

If t he green light i s given, houses and flats will be built on 8.4 acres.

The en­ergy-ef­fi­cient homes would be man­aged by King­dom Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion.

In its sub­mis­sion to Fife Coun­cil, Spring­field Prop­er­ties said the pro­pos­als in­clude a mix of house types which are in “de­mand in the lo­cal area to ad­dress af­ford­able needs”.

It said: “By bring­ing a brown­field site back into pro­duc­tive use, the pro­posal will also help re­duce the pres­sure for the re­lease of green­field land for hous­ing devel­op­ment.”

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