PLANS to turn three apartments at the Pilmuir Works development into short-term holiday lets have been approved by Fife Council.

Stuart Morris, of Stay Dunfermline, was given the green light for a change of use for residential properties on the ground, first floor and second floor of the Linen Quarter.

The three apartments are in a three storey block on the corner of Foundry Street and Cousin's Lane with permission for lets between three and 28 nights.

There was one objection, with concerns about the impact on residents and setting a precedent for similar applications in the future.

A council report said: "Whilst it is considered that there is potential for elevated levels of noise to occur, the use of the property for short-term holiday let accommodation and the impacts associated with it should largely be similar to that of a residential dwelling.

"Furthermore, the three flatted dwellings to which this application relates are within their own building which does not serve any other residential properties and includes a self-contained garden area.

"As such, there are no significant residential amenity concerns in this instance."

It added that if noise complaints were received, the public protection team would investigate.

The council said the proposals would help encourage tourists to come to Dunfermline and provide new employment opportunities for cleaners, laundry and maintenance staff.