TWO public consultation events will be held in Cairneyhill so residents can have their say on plans for a residential development to the north of the village.

Avant Homes, in partnership with Robert Forrester, of Forrester Park Golf Resort, will ask for local feedback from today (Thursday) before submitting fresh proposals to Fife Council.

The developer had applied to build 156 homes, with the local authority deferring decision six times since July 2022 due to the "complex nature of the particular issues raised in the consideration of the application".

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Avant has already built 100 homes off Pitdinnie Road and in May 2021 they applied for planning permission for phase two, for the rest of the site to the west, where they outlined housing plans.

Concerns included an increase in traffic, road safety, flooding, pressure on local services, loss of agricultural land and the impact on wildlife.

Earlier this year it was announced that Stewart Milne Homes had scrapped plans to build on land between Cairneyhill and Crossford. 

Avant and Mr Forrester have now submitted a proposal of application notice which gives them a 12 week period before they can submit new plans for land south of Pitdinnie Farm.

A first consultation event will be held today between 4pm and 8pm at Cairneyhill Primary School.

An Avant Homes Scotland spokesperson said: “We are looking forward to providing Cairneyhill residents with the opportunity talk to us about their thoughts on our emerging proposal to provide much-needed new homes for the area.

“This is the first of two such events being held at Cairneyhill Primary School, both will run from 4pm-8pm, with the second one taking place on Thursday, June 22.”