THE creation of a new LIDL store in Rosyth has gone forward a gear with plans outlined for its new road layout.

As part of planning conditions for the store, developers require to submit details proposals of the lay out and type of construction of junction improvements on the A985 where the supermarket is planned.

A letter to Fife Council said "extensive" consultation has taken place with Fife Council Transportation Officers, Transport Scotland and BEAR on suitable junction improvement details.

However a formal condition compliance is required before an official agreement can be made with Transport Scotland.

Plans for the supermarket have been in place for years however depended on a new home being found for Rosyth FC.

In August 2016, the council sanctioned the sale of the site, including the Recreation Park football ground and The Yard pub, for a new supermarket and car park.

The remainder of the land was to become housing.

The stumbling block was the failure to find a new home for the football club and the planning condition that said no work on the Lidl supermarket could take place until a "signed, binding contract" to construct the replacement pitch had been submitted to the council.

It looked like a new home would be found at the Fleet Grounds, only for the council to decide it would be the site for a replacement Inverkeithing High School instead.

There was then talk of sharing facilities at Castle Road, at the former civil service sports club, where Dunfermline Athletic are creating a training ground complete with a full size artificial pitch.

The stalemate was eventually broken earlier this year when planning permission was granted for Rosyth's new pitch at Pitreavie playing fields.