NEW homes at the Halbeath Interchange near the proposed £180m super campus will form a “safe and pleasant” neighbourhood on the edge of the Dunfermline learning campus, according to the firms behind the plans.

Developers Persimmon and Bellway have submitted plans for phase two of construction on the former Freescale/Hyundai site north of Dunfermline’s Amazon warehouse.

The latest development is being planned for a site to the west of the super campus which is set to Fife College's new home as well as replacement high schools for St Columba's and Woodmill.

The planning application requests permission for 193 additional homes to the south of the first lot of 225 houses.

The masterplan for both phases was approved in 2014, for up to 450 homes. The final count will be 418 homes – 32 short of the original plan.

Working together on the plans, Persimmon and Bellway say a proportion of the homes will be for affordable social let.

Both firms have promised to create greenspace for children to play in, running through the centre of the development, as well as cycle-friendly paths.

“The vision is for a new neighbourhood which has a sense of identity, is safe and pleasant in terms of the location and nature of open space, is easy to move through and reflects the priorities of both local and national design guidance,” the firms say in a joint statement submitted to Fife Council.

A decision is expected some time during the summer.