FIFE COUNCIL have approved proposals for 43 new homes at a timber yard in Crossgates.

Ogilvie Homes, based in Stirling, will develop the site at 21-31 Dunfermline Road.

The council had issued a draft decision notice approving plans in the summer and granted full planning permission last week.

The properties will be two-storeys in height and consist of 34 threebedroom and nine four-bedroom homes.

A planning statement on behalf of the firm said: “The redevelopment of the site would see the removal of all buildings associated with the timber merchants and as a result of the level changes and engineering challenges that the site has, there is a requirement to undertake a cut-and-fill exercise on the site.”

The site, just over four acres in size, includes John Reid & Sons Timber Yard and an overgrown area of derelict land that’s been vacant for around 20 years.

It is to the south of Dunfermline Road and close to Crossgates Primary School, with a bowling green and playpark to the east.

The plans include a parking courtyard, new access road and pedestrian links, drainage, landscaping and open space.

As part of the legal agreement, Ogilvie Homes have agreed to pay £6,750 towards affordable housing and £36,420 for transport improvements.