Campion Homes development plans approved

Campion Homes has been granted permission to build 29 new homes in Star of Markinch.

Concerns had been raised about the Fife village’s infrastructure, including its primary school, roads and pavements, and its inability to cope with an influx of people.

However, Ewan Campbell, Fife Council case officer, said the scale of the development had been assessed through the FIFEplan process and the suitability of the allocated site for housing development had been deemed acceptable by the council.

Consent for the development is subject to conditions and the conclusion of an agreement to secure financial contributions from the Dunfermline-based developer, The Courier reports.

Campion Homes has been asked to contribute £8,352 towards transport infrastructure measures, £49,300 towards affordable housing, £47,589 towards extra capacity at Auchmuty High School in Glenrothes, and another £29,000 towards off-site play equipment.

Fife Council transport officials have also been asked to assess the feasibility of installing a raised crossing as part of planned pedestrian improvements.

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