A CAR park previously used by bank workers in Rosyth is to be turned into a storage depot for a driveways, patios and roofing business.

Woodview Properties Ltd, of Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, have been granted a change of use for the 1.5 acres site at Viking Way.

It's opposite Dundas House, former bank offices, and the same firm have put forward proposals to turn the building into a business and leisure complex.

That application is still to be determined but Fife Council have given the go-ahead for the car park to become a storage and distribution lot.

And Woodview already have a user in Michael Wright who will run his Fife-based MW Drives & Patios business, that specialises in roofing services and the design and installation of high quality driveways and patios, from the site.

A planning statement explained: "The site will open at 5am and the owner and four employees will arrive to pick up work vans (five vans left on the site overnight) and materials and equipment required for the day’s work.

"On most days the site will then be closed until the owner and employees return at 7pm for the end of the day, leaving the vans at the site.

"Employees’ cars will be left on the site during the working day."

The plans include 19 parking spaces and a two-metres high gate and fence around the site, with two storage containers for materials and equipment and another cabin for use as an office / welfare unit.

The council granted the application with a report noting that, with Dundas House now vacant, the "purpose of the existing car park is unclear".

They added that neighbouring businesses had plenty of parking spaces and the loss of this car park wouldn't have "a significant detrimental impact".

Dundas House is located in Rosyth Europarc, with Sainsbury's Bank, SRJ Windows and Qinetiq occupying nearby premises.

Woodview are waiting on a decision from the council after submitting plans to split the large, two-storey office building into 18 smaller units.

The change of use application, if approved, would allow business and light industrial, general industrial, storage and distribution, and assembly and leisure uses in the premises, which is more than 70,000 square feet in size.

A planning statement on Woodview's behalf said there was a "high demand for larger buildings capable of providing the space for leisure uses that cannot be met in town centres", while the plans also envisage space for dance and fitness classes.

It added: "The location of leisure uses within the building would complement and support the proposed business and industrial employment uses, allowing employees to use the facilities on their doorstep without the need for travel."

The planning statement concluded: "The proposed change of use of the building will provide jobs, support the wider Fife economy and prevent the site moving further towards dereliction."