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Masterplan submitted for redevelopment of former Fife paper mill into 850 homes

Words: Roger Milne
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Proposals to build a major new housing development to transform the old Tullis Russell Paper Mill site between Glenrothes and Markinch have been submitted to Fife Council.

The planning permission in principle application lodged by Barton Willmore on behalf of Advance Construction (GD) Ltd centres on a residential-led, mixed-use masterplan for a range of uses including up to 850 homes – 10 per cent of which would be affordable.

Alongside the housing, the plans for the 52-hectare site comprise retail and leisure facilities, business space, industrial units, a care home and an extension to the Riverside Park, which will connect the new development to Glenrothes town centre.

Barton Willmore planning director Colin Lavety said: “The application we have submitted aims to breathe new life back into what is an important landmark historically for the town of Glenrothes.

“Our focus has been to deliver alternative but complementary uses to the existing town centre, alongside a mix of high-quality homes which are within easy walking distance of schools, jobs, shops, leisure facilities, parkland and public transport.”

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