Planning consent signals next step for new Dunfermline neighbourhood

Planning consent signals next step for new Dunfermline neighbourhood

How the completed community could look

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has been granted planning permission from Fife Council for a programme of preconstruction ground remediation works as part of the delivery of the new neighbourhood Whitefields, Dunfermline.

In a further positive step for this impressive allocated and master planned development in North Dunfermline, this approval follows the successful completion of enabling work off Whitefield Road which included the demolition of the Wester Whitefield farm buildings.

As Whitefields, Dunfermline progresses there will be a substantial range of benefits to the local community.

These include:

  • The creation of around 1,400 new properties offering a range of apartments as well as detached, semi-detached and terraced homes to appeal to a wide range of potential homebuyers.
  • A new primary school.
  • Provision for shops and community facilities.
  • 25% affordable homes.
  • New cycleways and pedestrian footpaths to encourage green active travel throughout the development that will also connect with the existing local communities.
  • Key transport infrastructure improvements to Kingseat Road (West) and Whitefield Road (B912).
  • Incorporation of the new Northern Link Road into the development including pedestrian crossings to provide a safe route to schools.
  • Meadow grasslands to provide future homeowners with access to beautiful green open spaces to encourage healthy and sustainable living.
  • An equipped play area and an outdoor meeting space in Phase One of the development.
  • Measures to enhance the area for local wildlife and improve biodiversity through the inclusion of features such as bug hotels, hedgehog highways.

Pauline Mills, land and planning director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said: “We are very pleased to be continuing to make good progress in the significant preparations required to create our new neighbourhood Whitefields.

“Our latest planning consent from Fife Council for a programme of pre-construction ground remediation work will allow us to maintain that progress and, subject to all technical consents being in place, we expect it to take around 40 weeks to complete. We plan to be on-site before the end of this year to begin the work, and this will allow us to start preparations to build our first new homes at Whitefields.

“With the delivery of around 1,400 new homes, the creation of major new infrastructure and improvements to existing transport links, as well as the provision of substantial community benefits, Whitefields will be a brand-new community and place to call home in North Dunfermline. This development will have its roots firmly in North Dunfermline while supporting the existing local communities of Kingseat and Halbeath as its new community develops and grows.”

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