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Regeneration of Inverkeithing street continues with go ahead for £8 million second phase

How phase two will look
How phase two will look

The second £8 million phase of ambitious plans to breathe new life into Inverkeithing’s Fraser Avenue have been given the green light.

The bulldozers moved into the vast housing estate to begin work on tearing down the hard-to-let flats at the end of 2016.

Built in the 50s and 60s, the street had been in terminal decline for many years, suffering from low demand and high turnover.

The first phase, costing £7.9 million with more than £4m of Scottish Government aid, will provide 53 new homes.

The first houses will be completed by October.

Julie Watson, Kingdom Housing Association’s development manager, said: “Work has been progressing well on the first phase, however the original completion date has slipped slightly, due to delays associated with some infrastructure works and diversions.”

Planning consent for the £8.9m second phase of the regeneration has now been approved.

This will see 61 new homes built with just under a third designed to suit particular needs of tenants.

The starting date will depend on rehousing tenants who still live in the area.

Some will move into the first phase of new housing.

Fife Council is hoping to start the next phase of demolition next January with building work beginning that summer and be completed by December 2020.

In all 236 council flats will be demolished and will be replaced by 189 new low rise homes being built for Kingdom by Campion Homes.

The first two houses were brought down in 2016

The masterplan has been developed through consultation with the local community and the tenants in the existing flats, who have fully participated in the design process.

Kingdom’s chief executive Bill Banks said the second phase proposals form part of a masterplan which will see the development of the whole of Fraser Avenue.

“Building on the successes and the design approach of phase one, this second phase will provide further high quality energy efficient homes along with a large landscaped area, which will be located within the heart of the development.

“This landscaped area will provide a focal point for the community, play spaces and green amenity space.”

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