THERE'S a refreshing change at Fairley's Garden Centre in Cairneyhill with approval to extend the cafe.

Planning permission has been granted by Fife Council which will see the seating area increase from 56 covers to 100.

The extended area will be around 135 square metres in size and alterations at the Main Street centre will also include new toilets.

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A council report said one letter was received for this application which supported the proposal but raised concerns about an increase in noise levels.

Officers acknowledged that the extension would result in the cafe being 10 metres closer to the house to the east than it is at present.

Dunfermline Press: The cafe is going to be extended at Fairley's Garden Centre in Cairneyhill.The cafe is going to be extended at Fairley's Garden Centre in Cairneyhill. (Image: Google Maps)

The report added: "However, the proposal would not result in any increase or alteration to the kitchen facility in terms of extraction etc.

"Overall, it is considered unlikely that the proposal would result in any significant detrimental impact on the amenity of surrounding properties in terms of noise or odour."

The council were also happy with the provision of 67 parking spaces, although they pointed out that some of the spaces were smaller than they would ideally like.

Previous plans for the garden centre, for an extension to form an art gallery and the erection of a building enclosure, were approved in August 2023 and February respectively.