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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 developers and a number of Scottish Government initiatives. In total, around 900 of the 2700 new homes for rent have now been built .  Fife Council has provided 174 of these new homes which offer a real mix of house types to complement our existing range of properties and are highly energy efficient.

The total cost to deliver the 2,700 Programme is around £300m. The Council’s budget for the Programme is approximately £150m. The Housing Associations’ budget is approximately £70m.  Both are supplemented by approximately £55m from the Scottish Government through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme and other previous funding. The Scottish Government also provides approximately £12m through their various funding initiatives as part of the Programme


Watch our  video to see how brand new homes are changing the lives of their new tenants: 

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 a tenant of the following FHR partners (Kingdom Housing Association; Ore Valley Housing Association; Glen Housing Association; Fife Housing Association; Ochil View 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 being developed at private sites 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 has completed the first 4 phases of the development in Crail which includes a mix of 2 bedroom flats, 2 bedroom terraced homes and 4 bedroom town houses.  Phase 5 which consists of 2 bedroom terraced homes are due for completion around the end of June 2015   Find out more about the flats here.

The Kapital Group have completed 26 of the approved 62 units, with a further 36 awaiting planning approval . The overall mix will include 1, 2, 3 & 4 bed homes, flats and terraces. Find out more here.

Council housing for the future

The housing developments built directly by the council as part of this programme have not just met industry standards. They include important features such as sprinkler systems, innovative technologies, increased insulation standards and high air tightness. In turn this contributes to tackling fuel poverty and improving living standards.

In several cases the council is also bringing derelict land (like brownfield sites) back into use or redeveloping derelict buildings into modern day housing.

Council projects under construction


No. of Homes 

Estimated Completion Date

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
Leuchatsbeath, Cowdenbeath 49 Winter 2015
Hall Street, Lochgelly 16 Winter 2015
Orebank Terrace, Thornton 31 Winter 2015
County Buildings, Cupar 18 Spring 2016

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


No. of Homes 

Rosslyn Gardens, Kirkcaldy 27
King Street, Cowdenbeath 21

Tantallon Avenue, Glenrothes - click here to view latest design proposals. Click here for updated landscaping proposals

Sycamore Crescent, Lumphinnans (extra care housing) 30
Napier Road, Glenrothes (extra care housing) 30
Cawdor Crescent, Kirkcaldy 66
Ferguson Place, Burntisland (former primary school) 25
Roxburgh Road, Glenrothes - click here to view latest design proposals. See under 'Publications' for Feedback Report 29
Tanshall Primary School site, Glenrothes TBC

We are also in negotiations to purchase new-build houses from various private developers. These are not yet agreed deals but the developments have been agreed in principle by the Council’s Executive Committee. They are subject to the statutory planning process and are for:

Development No. of Homes
Carnock Road, Milesmark, Dunfermline 32
Lapwing Drive, Dunfermline 24
Blairadam Fields, Kelty 58
former Hawkleymuir Works, Lawson Street, Kirkcaldy 20
Turpie Road, Leven 31
North Street, Leven - click here for site plan 14
Steel Brae, Methil 101
Wellesley Road, Methil - click here for site plan. (See under Publications for feedback report) 12

Bruce St, Kinghorn - for plans displayed at public drop-in event click here (See under 'Publications' for perspectives and feeback reports)

Tarvit Drive, Cupar (click here for current location diagram) 49
Commercial Crescent, Ladybank (Click Here for current layout) (See under 'Publications' for feedback report) 45

Completed council projects


No. of Homes 

Completion Date

Linburn Road, Dunfermline



Boyle Drive, Rosyth


November 2011

Monksmoss, Ladybank


March 2012

Ostlers Way, Kirkcaldy


July 2012

Shore Road, Anstruther


October 2012

Blacklaw Road, Dunfermline


December 2012

Oakfield Gate, Dalgety Bay


June 2013

West Port, Cupar


September 2013

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


October 2013

Cloanden Place, Kirkcaldy 4 February 2015
North Fod, Dunfermline 49 June 2015







For more information contact

Affordable Housing Team
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