FIFE COUNCIL have tabled plans to pave the way for the conversion of Rosyth Resource Centre.

It's been identified as the site of a new nursery and infrastructure is being prepared with proposals for new fencing, a sprinkler tank, pump house and enclosure.

The Granville Way premises operated as a day centre for the elderly until it closed controversially in November 2017.

If approved, new 1.8-metre-high fences will be built around the two proposed play areas with 2.4m-high fences surrounding the tank.

The building will be extended to accommodate the nursery with the number of parking spaces increasing to 19.

Inverkeithing-based charity the Hyperclub wanted to take over the empty building but the council refused permission in January of this year.

A £30 million investment programme will see new childcare facilities opened across Fife to meet demand.

From August 2020, the Scottish Government wants to increase the provision of free early learning and childcare provision to 1,140 hours, up from 600 hours. As a result, more than 700 new nursery places will be provided in West Fife with new nurseries also planned for Halbeath and Pitcorthie in Dunfermline.