Public Consultation dates scheduled for new proposed development Viewforth, Kirkcaldy

Whiteburn Projects will host the first of two public consultation events on Thursday 22 August 2019 between 3.30pm-7.30pm at Strathearn Hotel, 2 Wishart Place in Kirkcaldy to update the local community of its plans for a residential development on land off Loughborough Road in Kirkcaldy, on the grounds of the former Viewforth High School.  A further event will be held on 19 September 2019.

These events will give the developer the opportunity to share its proposals for the development with members of the public and other interested parties.  It will also be an opportunity for the local community to share their views and give feedback as the detailed designs for the development evolve over the coming months.

As part of the overall vision for this brownfield development, which will include the conversion of the original C-listed school building, the developer is preparing to deliver circa 100 new homes offering a mix of three and four bedroom new homes, as well as two bedroom apartments. Whiteburn have appointed Lindsay Bell Architects and Fairhurst Engineers to work with them.

Roger Bainbridge, Director of Design and Delivery for Whiteburn Projects adds: “Later this year, we plan to make a detailed planning application for the land of the former Viewforth High School in Kirkcaldy.  As part of our local community engagement process, our public consultation event on Thursday 22 August from 3pm-7.30pm at The Strathearn Hotel will allow us to update the local community on our plans.  This is also an opportunity for us to take their views into consideration as we develop our final proposals for the site.

“As a member of the Considerate Constructor Scheme, we are fully committed to a programme of engagement with local communities and key stakeholders throughout the lifetime of our developments, and it is important to us that we begin this process as early as possible in the overall project to allow us to understand and consider the views from as many interested parties as we can. The first of our two planned community consultation events allow us to get that process underway.”

Whiteburn Project’s programme of community engagement will include discussions with Fife Council regarding a range of Section 75 community benefits, as well as the two public consultation events planned for 22 August and 19 September.

For more information about Whiteburn Projects and the proposed development project at Viewforth visit www.whiteburn.co.uk or viewforth-whiteburn.co.uk.