A DUNFERMLINE development is "setting the standard" for new homes according to a West Fife MP.

Douglas Chapman, MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, has visited the Linen Quarter and toured the new-build flats and refurbished apartments at the former Duracord Factory.

Using heat generated from the Fife Council's landfill just north of the city, these properties have a reduced heating cost and, in turn residents have a lower carbon footprint.

Mr Chapman said: “With everyone’s energy bills going up, building well-made homes with cheap, low-carbon heating is essential.

"The Linen Quarter is setting the standard for future homes, with residents benefitting from a great city-centre location, and with easy access to excellent public transport links."

A range of one-, two- and three-bedroom flats are on offer at the new development with prices starting from £188,000. As they are connected to the Dunfermline district heating system, they come with a long list of benefits.

He continued: "The district heating system provides each flat with relatively low-cost hot water and heating, and the apartments are insulated to a high standard which means there’s little noise transfer and the need for additional heating is kept to a minimum.

"At a time when everyone is concerned about the cost of energy in the UK, this is the kind of solution we should be building into our homes as standard to help families save money and help our drive to net-zero living.

"This is also just what Dunfermline needs as we try to capitalise on our newly-gained city status and to attract more people to live in the city centre."