Persimmon Homes will reveal its plans for a major housing development on farmland at the northern edge of Crossgates at a public consultation event later this month.

The housebuilding company has submitted a Proposal of Application Notice to Fife Council relating to a nine hectare site north of Manse Road and bordered by the A92

It's a joint initiative with Mr and Mrs David Orr, of Keirsbeath Farms Ltd, who had previously been looking to take forward plans with Miller Homes.

However, after Miller Homes confirmed last month that it was no longer involved, Persimmon was revealed as a new partner in the project.

Dunfermline Press: An aerial view of the site on the edge of Crossgates earmarked for development.An aerial view of the site on the edge of Crossgates earmarked for development. (Image: Google Maps)

Previous plans put forward by Miller Homes were for 165 properties. The number of properties in the new plans have yet to be revealed by Persimmon, but Fife Council has allocated the site for housing in its local development plan with an estimated capacity of 200 houses.

Speaking to the Press last month, Iain McGouldrick, Persimmon North Scotland land director, said he was pleased that the company would soon be bringing forward exciting plans for new homes, jobs and investment in Crossgates.

“Persimmon is committed to investing in Fife and with around half of our customers first-time buyers, we’re proud to be opening up new home ownership opportunities for local families," he said.

“Over the coming weeks, we’ll be engaging closely with local residents to ensure the final proposals reflect their priorities and deliver real benefits for the Crossgates community.”

The developers will provide more details during two public consultation meetings in the next couple of months

These are scheduled for Friday, July 21, from 3pm until 7pm, in the Main Hall at Crossgates Community Centre, and Friday, September 1, again from 3pm until 7pm, in the Meeting Room at Crossgates Community Centre.