PLANS to build 59 new houses in Dunfermline have been submitted to Fife Council.

Lochay Homes have proposed to develop land near Kent Street, between the northern edge of the city and Townhill.

Around 15 units, or 25 per cent, would be affordable, with hopes to deliver the full development within the next four years.

Woodland separates the site from Townhill Country Park, which sits immediately to the north.

Previously the area was the subject of an application for 92 new homes by Glasgow developers MacTaggart and Mickel, though those were initially refused by Fife Council, citing over development, in July 2019.

An appeal to Scottish ministers was sustained in 2020, though nothing became of the plans.

Cardenden-based Lochay Homes say that the maximum capacity for homes in the area would be 80, though have proposed a far smaller number for the four hectare site, which was previously used for agricultural purposes.

There would be 13 different house-types, with drawings of four-bed and three-bed houses and bungalows submitted.

The development plans also include work to create site access and internal roads, resident and visitor parking spaces, pedestrian routes, greenery planting, and equipped children's play area.

This would be in line with the surrounding landscape and lend inspiration from the country park, including natural features such as slopes, boulders, and logs.

Neighbours have now been notified and can make comments until November 17.