PLANS to build six flats on the site of a former pub in Rosyth have now been scrapped.

Licensed publican Scott Adamson, of City Hotels Ltd, Dunfermline, was seeking permission to demolish the former Sportsman Bar on Burnside Street and build six flats on the site.

However, the planning application has now been withdrawn.

In a statement submitted with the application, it was explained that Mr Adamson had previously leased the Sportsman Bar to a licensed tenant to operate, but this tenancy faced a decline in trade, and after a period of review, he decided to end the tenancy and cease trading in October 2019.

The supporting statement also suggested that new housing - much-needed in the area - would be the best use of the site, which is located in a "wholly residential area".

It said the site could not be developed for a local community or tourism purpose, because of the condition of the building, and that any such purpose would likely generate more vehicular traffic movement through a residential area.