TAYLOR Wimpey have agreed to pay more than £10 million for a new primary school in Dunfermline.

It's part of the legal agreement the company signed last month with full planning permission now in place for a huge development of 1,400 new homes between Halbeath and Kingseat.

They'll also hand over £6.4m for transport improvements in the area and spend millions more on the Northern Link Road (NLR) and to help tackle capacity problems in local schools.

A spokesperson for Taylor Wimpey said: "The overall base financial contributions for the 1,400 unit site are over £23m.

"These contributions will be paid throughout the development of the site at timings specified in the section 75 legal agreement.

"These sums are indexed relative to the payment timing of each sum."

Fife Council approved the planning application in December 2021, subject to conditions and a legal agreement being reached.

This was signed last month.

As well as 1,400 homes and a primary school, the development will include new roads and land for shops, employment and community facilities, open space and landscaping.

The legal agreement sets out the financial contributions that Taylor Wimpey will pay to help with the impact of their development on infrastructure capacity such as schools and the transport network.

A single stream primary school, consisting of seven classes, a nursery, games hall, dining room, general purpose rooms, open space, playground and sports pitch, must be provided by the time 341 homes have been occupied.

When residents are ready to move into the 940th home, the school should have four more classes and be extended to a 1.5 stream facility, although both parties will carry out regular reviews to ensure the school is delivered when needed.

Taylor Wimpey will pay instalments totalling £7.91m for the single stream school and another £2.114m, taking the total to just over £10m, to upgrade it to 1.5 stream.

A secondary education contribution – calculated on market units only, not including affordable homes – is payable at a rate of £4,550 per two-bedroom home increasing to £10,617 per six bedroom home.

This money, just under £6m, will be used to alleviate capacity problems in high schools in Dunfermline.

To help Townhill Primary cope with an increasing school roll, they'll hand over £362,174 for temporary modular classrooms and a toilet block.

And to ensure St Margaret's RC Primary School can accommodate pupils from the development site, Taylor Wimpey will pay contributions on a sliding scale from £171 per two-bedroom home to £741 per six-bedroom home.

They said this will work out at £376,200.

To help ease additional pressure on the transport network and fund improvements, the developer will pay £6.4m.

Taylor Wimpey will also deliver the stretch of the NLR – the £20m-plus bypass to serve the new housing estates and take traffic away from the city centre – that runs through their site.

The spokesperson added: "In addition to these financial contributions, 350 of the 1,400 new homes will be affordable.

"Taylor Wimpey is also required to carry out upgrades on Whitefield Road to install a cycle path and road improvements at Halbeath Road."