A £1.14 MILLION project to build affordable homes that are "stylish, safe and highly energy-efficient" is nearing completion in Torryburn.

The second phase of Kingdom Housing Association's development will see the total number of units for social rent in the village increase from eight to 12.

As part of their drive to reduce carbon emissions, the new properties on Main Street include 'green' technologies such as solar panels, waste-water heat recovery systems and air source heat pumps.

Following a site visit, group chief executive Bill Banks said: “Campion Homes are building these homes for us, all of which meet housing for varying needs, secured by design, and our own design standards, as well as building regulations enhanced sustainability standards.

"All of that means Kingdom can provide stylish, safe and highly energy-efficient homes for our tenants.

"The homes will use less energy to heat, which helps with cost-of-living increases. It’s good for our tenants and it's good for the environment too.”

Modern methods are also part of the build, with an innovative form of off-site timber construction delivering pre-installed doors, windows, internal plasterboard and external render to the site.

Mr Banks added: “Kingdom’s commitment to sustainability and the environment is long-standing.

"In 2010, we were the first housing association in the UK to achieve Passivhaus accreditation with a home for social rent and our latest net zero corporate strategy recognises the importance of reducing carbon emissions across everything we do."

The new development has both general needs and amenity-standard homes, with private gardens and superfast broadband.

The total project cost is £1.14 million with £402,498 funded by the Scottish Government and the remaining balance financed by Kingdom and a variety of other contributors.

Homes are due to be completed this month and will be allocated from the Fife Housing Register.