Consultation planned ahead of new Kirkcaldy homes application



Whiteburn Projects will host the first of two public consultation events this month to update the local community of its plans for a residential development in Kirkcaldy.

An aerial view of the Loughborough Road site

The Edinburgh-based developer plans to deliver around 100 new homes in the grounds of the former Viewforth High School on Loughborough Road.

The first event will be held on August 22 between 3.30pm-7.30pm at Strathearn Hotel, 2 Wishart Place. A further event will be held on September 19.

The events will give the developer the opportunity to share its proposals for the development with members of the public and other interested parties. It will also be an opportunity for the local community to share their views and give feedback as the detailed designs for the development evolve over the coming months.

As part of the overall vision for this brownfield development, which will include the conversion of the original C-listed school building, the developer is preparing to deliver circa 100 new homes offering a mix of three and four-bedroom new homes, as well as two-bedroom apartments. Whiteburn have appointed LBA and Fairhurst Engineers to work with them.

An old photograph of Viewforth High School

Roger Bainbridge, director of design and delivery for Whiteburn Projects, said: “Later this year, we plan to make a detailed planning application for the land of the former Viewforth High School in Kirkcaldy. As part of our local community engagement process, our public consultation event on Thursday 22 August from 3.30pm-7.30pm at The Strathearn Hotel will allow us to update the local community on our plans. This is also an opportunity for us to take their views into consideration as we develop our proposals for the site.

“As a member of the Considerate Constructor Scheme, we are fully committed to a programme of engagement with local communities and key stakeholders throughout the lifetime of our developments, and it is important to us that we begin this process as early as possible in the overall project to allow us to understand and consider the views from as many interested parties as we can. The first of our two planned community consultation events allow us to get that process under way.”

Whiteburn Project’s programme of community engagement will include discussions with Fife Council regarding a range of Section 75 community benefits, as well as the two public consultation events.



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