Glenrothes industrial estate site earmarked for 200 new homes

Plans have been submitted for up to 200 new homes on land at Whitehill Industrial Estate in Glenrothes that was once home to a piggery.

Glenrothes industrial estate site earmarked for 200 new homes

An application in principle has been submitted to Fife Council’s planning team by Mansion House Group, which recently acquired the site on land to the south of Whitehill Road.

Under the proposal, the new detached homes and apartments would stand on the site of the former piggery, which developers said is now home to a mix of occupied and unoccupied buildings in varying states of disrepair.

The application stated: “The applicants intend to focus on the delivery of housing on the northern area of the estate, delivering also a significant improvement to public realm and landscaping to develop an attractive and successful residential neighbourhood.”

It added: “The vacant units have been subject to anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and other nuisance contributing to a negative impact on the attractiveness of the site.

“Mansion House Group have undertaken a programme of waste clearance and tightened security measures of the site in the interim ahead of redeveloping the site.”

It is hoped the current building on the site will be demolished soon, pending approval.

“It is proposed that 11,329sq m of light industrial buildings will be demolished,” the developer added.

“Owing to the state of disrepair of some of the buildings and the ongoing security requirements to manage the site, in the interests of public safety, an application for prior approval is being progressed in order to demolish the buildings at the earliest opportunity.”

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