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Fife Council approves new neighbourhood for Kirkaldy

Words: Roger Milne

A significant expansion of the Fife town of Kirkcaldy has been green-lit, paving the way for delivery of more than 1,000 homes, a primary school, shops and community centre.

Murray Estates’ £500 million scheme envisages development of a former mining area over the next two decades, subdividing it into a number of phased ‘neighbourhoods’ around a traditional village centre.

Work to deliver the first phase of the scheme - its affordable housing component - is set to begin next year, together with improvements to the local road network.

The development, which will be known as Kingdom Park, is the final stage in long-term improvements to the area. Large areas of the site have been mined for coal and restored in preparation.

Jestyn Davies from Murray Estates said: "We are delighted to secure planning from Fife Council at Kingdom Park. This is one of our flagship projects which has already attracted a huge amount of market interest both from house builders and retailers”.

Kingdom Park has been masterplanned by Gillespies and JM Architects.