AMAZON have been given the go-ahead to operate a temporary lorry park in Rosyth for 18 months.

The firm had been using four acres of land at the waterfront for HGV drivers without planning permission since late October, with Fife Council approval arriving towards the end of last month.

The “busy Christmas period” was blamed for a delay in the paperwork.

A council report said: “The proposal is fully supported as a means to managing the traffic impacts of HGV movements around the site of the Amazon distribution centre in Dunfermline.”

The change of use permits three temporary cabins, HGV parking, trailer storage and external lighting on the site for 18 months.

The land is part of the £250 million Queensferry One development, on King Malcolm Drive, and was used previously as a temporary construction compound for the now completed Queensferry Crossing.

The temporary cabins will be used for security and driver welfare facilities during the peak delivery period; they’ll be removed in quieter times and put back again in October ready for the festive period.

Amazon have been looking for a suitable lorry park after residents and politicians complained previously about the number of HGVs parked on Sandpiper Drive in Dunfermline, close to the fulfilment centre.

The Scarborough Muir Group own Queensferry One and in 2017 they outlined a masterplan for the 120 acres of land at Rosyth Waterfront which they said could bring 8,000 jobs to the area.

The proposals included new offices, warehouses, a service station, food outlets and a 120-bed budget hotel.