THE public can have their say on plans to build 180 homes at Prestonhill Quarry in Inverkeithing.

A digital community consultation will also provide more information on the proposals, which have already attracted some criticism.

A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) has been submitted by DDR (UK) Ltd to Fife Council’s planning department, giving them a 12 weeks consultation period before a more detailed planning application can be submitted.

As previously reported in the Press the proposals include around 180 new homes, holiday accommodation chalets, associated access, open space, landscaping and infrastructure at the site.

Currently, the plans are for 135 private properties and a further 45 units with Kingdom Housing while chalet accommodation is being looked at for at the end of Letham Hill Woods.

It is understood that these luxury log cabins could be linked to the addition of recreational or community facilities in the woods.

Planning agent Arthur Stone said: “The details of public consultation are currently being progressed and  final details have not been included in the PAN.  “It is anticipated that this will include a dedicated website with information on the proposal along with online events."

He said they would also seek advice an guidance from the community councils about consultation.    Local diving instructor Craig Burles said he was against the plans after DDR revealed that the quarry pond would be infilled partially or wholly last month.

He believed a deal was in place to establish a diving centre at the site but said DDR had reneged. He told the Press the proposals will not benefit the community and is calling for the quarry to be protected.