Tenants move into new council houses in Lochgelly, Glenrothes and Kinghorn
Archived news: published on Friday 24 May 2019 by Fife Council
Cllr Judy Hamilton with Alice and Dougie Burnett
Tenants have been moving into the new council housing projects in Lochgelly, Glenrothes and Kinghorn. The developments are part of Fife Council’s ambitious Affordable Housing Programme that is increasing the number of affordable homes across Fife.
Councillor Judy Hamilton, Convenor of Fife Council's Community and Housing Services Committee has been visiting tenants that have just moved into their new homes.
She said: “ I'm delighted to see these three new developments providing much needed high quality council housing for people in Fife. We remain absolutely committed to meeting the housing needs of communities in Fife and proud to be delivering warmer, drier, healthier homes using the highest standards of energy efficiency.
Our Affordable Housing programme is one of the biggest in Scotland and involves more than providing housing, it's also about creating jobs and apprenticeships, supporting the Fife economy and the construction industry."
The new housing in Lochgelly at Joe Temperley Wynd is a mixed development of private sector and council housing, of over 100 properties that will be constructed over three phases. In the first phase there are six two bedroom council bungalows.
Alice and Dougie Burnett who moved from Lochgelly's High Street into the new development in March said: “We love our new home, the peaceful surroundings and having a back garden is an extra bonus. We'll be able to put up a trampoline for our great grandson."
New Council houses built in Glenrothes, at Happer Crescent have been constructed on the site of an old lock-up and parking area which had previously been the site of the Woodside Central Heating Works.
The development has two, two bedroom bungalows designed for people with a range of housing needs, three two bedroom and eight three bedroom houses all with parking spaces.
Liz and Martin McArdle who have moved in recently said: "We love our new home. The wider doors make it brilliant for moving around, especially when we have carers in. It's far superior to our old house."
The new affordable Council housing in Kinghorn was constructed on the site of the former Caberfeidh Nursing Home. The new development of council houses, includes four flats, five two bedroom and two three bedroom properties , all with parking spaces. A small community garden gives the development an attractive finishing touch.
Veronica Alexander who moved in recently said: "We are warmer, happier and cosier in our new house, it's a lot more substantial and feels solid - more like a home."
Councillor Hamilton added: "The Council's Affordable Housing programme has been designed by listening and talking to communities, and we have prioritised the building of new houses where they are needed. The three new developments in Glenrothes, Lochgelly and Kinghorn are part of a number of sites where construction is underway to meet the Council’s commitment to deliver 3500 new affordable homes by 2022. The council has committed £ 40 million over the Programme and plans to invest a further £ 74 million to meet future housing needs."
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