DEVELOPERS of the Pilmuir Works are seeking permission to take down a boundary wall temporarily and rebuild it after apartment blocks are completed.

As part of phase two of the works by Byzantian Developments, the applicants say they will rebuild the wall using existing stones.

The work needs planning permission as the site has listed building status.

Byzantian says a substantial part of the wall came down when demolishing the buildings behind it on Pilmuir Street.

The remainder was removed for the safety of site workers and the general public on Foundry Street.

The redevelopment of the Pilmuir Works damask factory will create residential apartment accommodation while completing the restoration of one of Dunfermline’s most important landmarks.

The Linen Quarter combines the heritage of Victorian Italianate architecture with contemporary design and architectural restoration to create individually-designed apartments within walking distance of Dunfermline’s shopping, cultural and travel hubs.

Earlier this month, the showroom of the plush new flats opened to the public for the first time.