AN INVERKEITHING based company holds consultation on a twice rejected planning application.

Muir Homes are asking for the views of the community on how a vacant lot at Fulmer Way could be developed into new houses but if plans are submitted this would be the Scottish housebuilders third attempt to build on that plot of land.

Nicola McCowan Hill, the land & planning manager for Muir Homes, said: “We want residents’ views to help shape the proposals for this important development on an allocated housing site.

"We want to build quality homes and help add to the thriving community at Dalgety Bay and through participation in this consultation we look forward to receiving feedback on the proposals from the local community. We will consider the feedback and comments received during this period before any future planning application is submitted.”

The Inverkeithing based companies previous plans to develop the site have been refused twice by Fife Council, once in 2015 and again in 2018 after they failed to show that noise levels of surrounding businesses would not affect potential residents.

At the time, council planners said that residents “would be subjected to significant levels of noise from neighbouring land uses which cannot be practically mitigated against".

As they attempt development on the land again, seven years after their plans were originally rejected, they are proposing improvements to the open space adjacent to the existing play area, a new well lit footpath through the development to the shops and transport options and a landscaped barrier to reduce any potential noise from the traffic or neighbouring employment uses.

Anja Saunders, the chair of the Dalgety Bay Hillend Community Council said: "At the moment the community council are facilitating a short Q&A session during our usual monthly public meeting in December to gain more information from Muir Homes.

"The community council will remain non-committal until we have all the information relevant to the application and will comment further, if appropriate when any planning application is made."

Details have been posted to residents and businesses in the area adjacent to the site as a part of the consultation, encouraging residents to send feedback and ideas on the plans by email at, by phone on 01383 416 191 or online at The deadline for comment is 07 November 2022.