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Paper mill site set to become 850-home neighbourhood for Fife

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Civil engineering company Advance Construction has submitted plans for a major regeneration project designed to transform the historic Tullis Russell Paper Mill site at Glenrothes, Fife, as a location for a new neighbourhood of around 850 new homes.

As well as the housing, the proposals include retail and leisure facilities, industrial units, a care home and business space.

At the heart of the 58-hectare site between Glenrothes and Markinch is an extension to Riverside Park, which will see the reclamation of an unused brownfield site to create another park that connects the new district to the town centre.

Planning consultancy Barton Willmore is responsible for the scheme’s masterplan. In a statement sent to The Planner, director Colin Lavety said: “The former Tullis Russell Paper Mill site is an important landmark historically for the town of Glenrothes. Plans to regenerate the area by delivering much-needed housing together with new jobs will be a major transformation of the community over the next few years.”

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