161 affordable homes submitted in Kirkcaldy
Springfield Properties have submitted plans for 161 affordable homes in Kirkcaldy.
The development, along Nairn Street, would transform the former Linoleum works site – an area that has been vacant since demolition in 2014.
In partnership with Kingdom Housing Association, Springfield Properties are proposing to build 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes.
Springfield Group Partnership Director, Tom Leggeat, has said:
“The design for the development is spacious offering plenty of communal gardens and a play park for children living on the site. The site will be well connected too with footpaths throughout linking to existing routes.
“At Springfield we employ locally and offer training with 20% of our workforce hired as apprentices or in further education. These plans will bring 161 families to the area who will contribute to the Kirkcaldy economy – families who will shop at local stores, use public transport and work in the area.
“This development could bring a new lease of life to a currently wasted space in Kirkcaldy, We look forward to hearing back from the Council in the coming months.”
Scott Kirkpatrick, Director of Development at Kingdom Housing Association has said:
“Kingdom Housing Association are delighted to be working in partnership with Springfield, Fife Council and other key partners to regenerate this large, prominent site in Kirkcaldy for affordable housing, with associated benefits in training and employment for local people in the area. We look forward to detailed proposals being finalised that best meet the range of housing need in the area.”