Investment & improvement

 

 

 

 

New Build Council Houses

Fife Council is leading the way in Scotland by investing in its housing stock, benefiting current tenants and generations to come. We have an

 ambitious target to deliver 2700 affordable homes by 2017.

The project is a collaboration between affordable housing providers in Fife including Fife Council, Housing Associations, private devel

opers and a number of Scottish Government initiatives. In total, around 670 of the 2700 new homes for rent have now been built .

With the help of Scottish Government funding, Fife Council has already spent over £25m on nine new council housing developments in Fife, providing 241 of these new homes. A further £85m has been identified for more council developments that offer a real mix of house types to complement our existing range of properties and are highly energy efficient.

 

How do I get a new build council house?

Where possible, new build properties are allocated to existing tenants in housing need - such as those in overcrowded or under-occupied houses. This makes the homes which the tenants of the new properties have moved from available so that the needs of more households can be met through further allocations.
New Council properties are allocated through the Fife Housing Register (FHR). If you are a tenant of Fife Council or one of our FHR partners (Kingdom Housing Association; Fife Housing Association; Ore Valley Housing Association; Glen Housing Association) and you wish to be considered for one of these new homes, please complete an FHR application form, available from any Local Office, Home4Good Centre or download here. Remember to select the areas where new properties are planned or under construction.

 

 

 

Other affordable housing options: mid-market rent

New homes for mid-market rent, are almost ready at private developments in Rosyth and Crail. Mid-rent properties may be more suitable for you if you're working but can't afford market rent prices. The rents are set at a level between market rent and those charged for council homes.

The homes will be rented for 5-10 years with the option to buy later. The tenants will have the first opportunity to buy the home when they are later sold at market value. These developments also offer incentive schemes where the landlord will contribute towards the deposit savings of the tenant should they buy the home.

The Stewart Milne Group is completing its first phase of 2 bedroom flats in Crail. The development will also offer 2 & 4 bedroom terraced homes. Find out more about the flats here.

The Kapital Group is aiming to have its first phase of homes at Rosyth complete by the end of this year. The overall mix will include 1, 2, 3 & 4 bed homes, flats and terraces. Find out more here.

 

Completed council projects

Development

No. of Homes 

Completion Date

Linburn Road, Dunfermline

41

2009

Boyle Drive, Rosyth

35

November 2011

Monksmoss, Ladybank

22

March 2012

Ostlers Way, Kirkcaldy

32

July 2012

Shore Road, Anstruther

8

October 2012

Blacklaw Road, Dunfermline

30

December 2012

Oakfield Gate, Dalgety Bay

31

June 2013

West Port, Cupar

21

September 2013

Bluebell Meadows, Dunfermline (Mid Market Rent Units allocated by Kingdom Housing Association)

21

October 2013

Total

241

 

 

Council projects under construction

Development

No. of Homes 

Estimated Completion Date

North Fod, Dunfermline

49 Spring 2015
Abbey Park, St Andrews 29 Autumn 2015
Silverdykes, Anstruther 21 Autumn 2015
Ostlers Way, Kirkcaldy (phase 2: extra care and specific needs housing) 26 Autumn 2015

 

Council proposals being developed (not all of these project proposals may prove to be viable and proceed to construction stage)

Development

No. of Homes 

Estimated Completion Date

Bonfield Road, Strathkinness

15 Spring 2016
County Buildings, Cupar 18 Spring 2016
Orebank Terrace, Thornton 31 Spring 2016
Station Road, Thornton 11 Spring 2016
Happer Crescent, Glenrothes 13 TBC
Tantallon Avenue, Glenrothes (click here to view latest design proposals) 11 Spring 2016
King Street, Cowdenbeath 21 Spring 2016
Hall Street, Lochgelly 16 November 2015
Sycamore Crescent, Lochgelly (extra care housing) 30 TBC
Napier Road, Glenrothes (extra care housing) 30 TBC
Cawdor Crescent, Kirkcaldy 66 TBC
Rosslyn Gardens, Kirkcaldy 27 March 2016

 

 


For more information contact

Affordable Housing Team
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