Fife Council

Fresh twist in Fife Council’s dispute with ‘undemocratic’ planning system

Fife Council is once again squaring up for another battle against a planning appeals system that it says is “undermining local democracy”.

Published 22 February 2016

New council homes in Glenrothes begin to take shape

Demolition of former council offices at Tantallon Avenue in Glenrothes to make way for more much needed council homes is now complete.

Published 19 February 2016

Former school’s affordable housing transformation begins in Burntisland

A project is under way to renovate the three main vacant buildings at the site of Burntisland’s former primary school into 25 affordable homes.

Published 9 February 2016

New Health and Social Care Partnership launched in Fife

The launch of Fife’s new Health and Social Care Partnership was officially marked at a conference yesterday.

Published 4 February 2016

Relationships ‘at a new low’ as councils reject Local Government Finance Settlement

A vote by Scotland’s local authorities to reject the package of measures put forward for Scottish local government takes relationships to a new low, according to Fife Council.

Published 1 February 2016

Tenants move in to first new council homes in St Andrews for 17 years

Fife Council is nearing the end of the latest development in its Affordable Housing Programme which will deliver a total of 2,700 new affordable homes by 2017.

Published 21 January 2016

Fife Council calls for change to Scottish planning system

Fife Council has written to the Scottish Government to call for a change to the Scottish planning system which it believes will empower communities as well as manage the development industry’s aspirations.

Published 18 January 2016

Fife Council to remove B&Bs from list of homeless accommodation options

Fife Council has pledged to end the practice of using bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless people by March.

Published 5 January 2016

Inverkeithing pupils help showcase £26m Kingdom regeneration project

Kingdom Housing Association has enlisted the help of local school children to help raise awareness of its major £26 million regeneration project in Inverkeithing.

Published 24 December 2015

Fife Council proposes 2.5 per cent housing rent increase

Rent levels for Fife Council tenants could go up by 2.5 per cent from April to allow properties to be improved, the local authority has said.

Published 11 December 2015

Inverkeithing housing decision ‘raises fresh concerns over Scottish planning system’

A recent decision by a Scottish Government Reporter to allow 295 houses on a greenfield site in Inverkeithing has questioned the robustness of the current Scottish planning system, according to Cllr Lesley Laird, Fife Council’s depute leader and spokesperson for economy and planning.

Published 10 December 2015

Cupar affordable housing project on hold

Plans to build 49 affordable homes in Cupar have been postponed until at least 2017.

Published 9 December 2015

Fife housing development ‘would benefit SSPCA and farmers’

Animal welfare specialists in Dunfermline would receive a major financial boost if a new housing project on a former wildlife rescue centre is given the go-ahead, according to developers behind the plans.

Published 4 December 2015

Fifers call for radical overhaul of Scottish planning system

A Fife Council-led survey has revealed wide-spread support for an overhaul of the Scottish planning system to aid development planning and future housing delivery among local people, communities and businesses.

Published 3 December 2015

Plans submitted for major Inverkeithing regeneration

Following extensive consultation with the local community, Fife Council and Kingdom Housing Association are delighted to confirm the first planning application has been submitted by 7N Architects for the Fraser Avenue/Gray Place regeneration project in Inverkeithing on 13th November.

Published 26 November 2015