A FISHERY north of Townhill has landed a deal to build eight holiday huts on the site.

Tulchan Estates Limited, of Edinburgh, received planning permission from Fife Council for a plot at Balmule.

Consent was given for a change of use from agricultural land to a site for holiday accommodation.

There are already four "partially constructed" wooden huts at Balmule Fishery, off the B915 road between Dunfermline and Kelty, which were approved in 2018.

This would take the total number to 12.

The new timber structures will each have a floor area of around 30 square metres and will not be connected to any mains.

A council report said: "The applicant has stated that the proposed huts will be entirely off-grid, therefore producing no carbon dioxide emissions as well as being constructed using local sources materials where possible."

The huts will be erected across 1,250 square metres of land in the grounds of the fishery, to the north of the pond, and the same vehicle access from the B915 will be used.

There is already parking provision on site for the additional accommodation.

One letter of objection was received, raising concerns including the impact on residential amenity.

However, approval was granted and the report explained: "The closest dwelling to the proposed hut is approximately 60 metres to the east.

"Given this distance, it is considered that general use of the huts would not introduce significant noise concerns."

Balmule Fishery opened in July 2015. Catering for bait and fly anglers, the pond is stocked with rainbow, blue and brown trout.