Investment and Development
Ostlers Way, Kirkcaldy built in 2012
New Build Council Houses
Fife Council’s Housing and Neighbourhood Service is leading the way in Scotland by investing in its housing stock, benefiting current tenants and generations to come. At the same time we are faced with the need to make substantial savings and we are doing this through new, better and more efficient ways of delivering our services.
Through grants from the Scottish Government, we are spending over £25 million on new housing for the people of Fife. By meeting the housing needs where most required and housing as many people as possible through transfers, we are freeing up more properties for potential tenants waiting on a home.
These new build developments offer a real mix of house types to complement our existing range of properties. They are energy efficient and offer an enhanced specification to meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standards.
Partnership working has and will continue to deliver these developments with Kingdom Housing Association and Fife Council’s Building Services acting as project managers.
How do I get a new build council house?
New Council properties are allocated through the Fife Housing Register (FHR). Anyone interested in the new homes should complete an FHR application form available from any Local Office, Home4Good Centre or download here.
Where possible, new build properties are allocated to existing tenants. So if you are a tenant of Fife Council or one of our FHR partners and you wish to be considered for one of these new homes please complete a FHR application form. Remember to select the areas where new properties are currently under construction.
Where we are building
|Project||No of homes||Completion Date||Scottish Govt subsidy (£)||Cost to Fife Council Housing Revenue Account (£)||Total project cost (£)|
|Already complete (see detail below)||168||4.52m||14.13m||18.65m|
|West Port, Cupar||21||May 2013||630k||1.65m||2.28m|
|Oakfield Gate, Dalgety Bay||31||June 2013||31k||3.77m||3.80m|
|Abbey Walk, St Andrews||29||Aug 2014||29k||3.45m||3.47m|
|North Fod, Dunfermline||50||Sept 2014||50k5.95m||6m|
|Ostlers Way, Kirkcaldy (phase 2)||20||Sept 2014||20k||2.12m||2.14m|
|County Buildings, Cupar||17||March 2015||17k||2.02m||2.03m|
|King Street, Cowdenbeath||18||March 2015||18k||2.14m||2.15m|
|Back Dykes, Falkland||30||March 2015||30k||3.57m||3.6m|
|Rosslyn Gardens, Kirkcaldy||17||March 2015||17k||1.81m||1.82m|
West Port, Cupar:
Work is expected to be complete in May 2013 on 21 new Council homes, which are a mix of 2, 3 anf 4 bedroom properties. Kingdom Housing Association (KHA) are also building nine 2 bedroom flats for Mid Market Rent. Further information on this and details of how to apply for one of these tenancies can be obtained from KHA on 01592 632591 or at www.kingdomhousing.org.uk
Oakfield Gate, Dalgety Bay:
31 new council homes are being built in Dalgety Bay in partnership with Barratt Homes. These are a mix of 2 & 3 bedroom properties and include and amenity and wheelchair homes. It is estimated that the first of these homes will be ready to let in June 2013.
Recently completed projects
Castle Road, Rosyth: This project, completed in 2011, delivered 35 new homes which were a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses and the first new build council houses in Rosyth for over two decades.
Monksmoss, Ladybank: 22 properties were completed in March 2012, offering a range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses for rent.
Ostlers Way, Kirkcaldy: Work was completed in July 2012 on 32 houses in Kirkcaldy providing a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses.
Shore Road, Anstruther: Eight 2 and 3 bedroom houses were completed in October 2012.
Blacklaw Road, Dunfermline: 30 new homes were recently completed in Dunfermline, providing a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes.
For more information contactClaire Mackinlay, Lead Officer - Housing Development
Tel: 08451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 45 35 Contact Claire Mackinlay online
By Post: Fife Council, Rothesay House, Rothesay Place, Glenrothes, KY7 5PQ