PLANS have been submitted to convert the former Carnegie Clinic in Dunfermline into flats.

Hunter and Turnbull Ltd say their proposals will not have a "detrimental impact" on the Inglis Street category B-listed building and would see the creation of 18 homes.

In a planning statement, their agents said there would only be minor external alterations and the "external integrity of the building" would be preserved.

It added: "Bringing the building back into active use will protect and preserve the special character of the listed building into the future.

"The building has been significantly altered internally to suit the most recent use as a health clinic, it is proposed through this development that many of the special features and characteristics of the property will be retained and enhanced and any new modifications required will not impact on these special features and characteristics.

"The existing access arrangements to the site will remain in place with 24 car-parking spaces provided within the site.

"The proposed use of the former Carnegie Clinic for residential development is considered to be wholly compatible with its surrounds in land-use terms at this location.

"It is considered that the proposal is a logical development in a sustainable location. The proposed development site is within the settlement boundary of Dunfermline and within the town centre, therefore the principle of residential development is acceptable at this location.

"It is considered that the proposals would not have any detrimental impact with regards to overlooking, privacy, overshadowing or loss of daylight/sunlight. It is not anticipated that there would be any construction impacts or any noise, light or odour pollution arising from the development."

With 18 flats in total, the development, if given the green light, would consist of two one-bedroomed flats and 15 two-bedroomed flats as well as one flat with three bedrooms.

The planning statement added: "The development of this site will help provide a variety and choice of locations for potential new house buyers in Dunfermline. The development of the site will not only provide a desirable location to live but also represents a sustainable approach to development which takes advantage of existing infrastructure and service."