TAYLOR WIMPEY has apologised after claims land earmarked as greenspace at its Meadowlands development had been used as a "tip".

Ross McDonald, 57, lives at the Dunfermline site and claimed that, having sold its last home there at the end of last year, the firm had dumped leftover materials and equipment where there should have been a park.

"They completed and sold the last house in November, maybe December, but since that point there has been little progress with finishing stuff off," he told the Press.

"When you turn off Aberdour Road and into Macpherson Avenue there is an area which had been utilised as a carpark and was to be returned as parkland, it looks like a tip.

"There have been no works, no communication, I tried to engage with them and they blame the weather and staffing issues.

"When you drive in and out you see the fences cordoning off the site with old pallets, pipes, rubbish, and mounds of earth."

Mr McDonald had understood that the area would be landscaped as a greenspace area with paths connecting to the pavement.

He also raised his concerns with MSP Shirley-Anne Sommerville, who said it was "regrettable" that constituents felt they hadn't been taken seriously when making complaints.

She commented: "I'm grateful to Mr McDonald for bringing this issue to my attention last month and I am currently awaiting a full response from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland's Managing Director.

"It's regrettable that Taylor Wimpey's communication with residents has been poor and that my constituents feel they haven't been taken seriously when raising complaints.

"I have been informed that the company hopes to complete their programme of works at the site by summer, which should hopefully bring an end to the disruption.

"If anyone else has experienced problems then my team and I are here and happy to support in any way we can - just send an email to Shirley-Anne.Somerville.msp@parliament.scot or call my office on 01383 871986."

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has confirmed that the area on Macpherson Avenue will be landscaped this summer.

A spokesperson said: "We are sorry that our development at Meadowlands has not been completely finished in the timescales we would have liked.

"As a responsible homebuilder, we would like to take this opportunity to reassure Mr McDonald, and all of our customers at Meadowlands, that we remain fully committed to completing the work required.

"We are in the process of finalising a timetable for finishing works on these open space areas, and we will share this with residents and owners at the development shortly.

"Our plan is to have the main open space area at Macpherson Avenue set out and landscaped this summer, although we would like to advise that the areas of grass seeding may take another growing season to establish."