Work has started work on an affordable homes element of the regeneration of a former industrial site in Fife.

Kingdom Housing Association has started work on 85 affordable new homes for social rent on the former Tullis Russell paper mill site in Glenrothes.

The new homes will form part of a larger residential led mixed use development being overseen by Advance Construction and is expected to include a total of 850 homes as well as retail, business and industrial units.

Working in partnership with Campion Homes and Advance Construction, Kingdom Housing Association secured the affordable housing element of the project and the remainder of the site will be developed in several phases by a range of leading housebuilders.

HeraldScotland: The development will cater for the needs of the local community by incorporating a range of housing designs.The development will cater for the needs of the local community by incorporating a range of housing designs.

The development is set to "cater for the needs of the local community by incorporating a range of housing designs, including larger family homes and homes suitable for older people or tenants with particular housing needs".

Kingdom said its homes have been designed with the current and future needs of residents in mind and will offer properties that can adapt as the needs of the tenants change.

The properties, being built by Campion Homes, will also have from low carbon heating supplied by the Glenrothes Heat Network which takes steam generated as a by-product from the local Markinch CHP biomass plant which uses recycled timber to generate power.

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Bill Banks, Kingdom Group chief executive said: “This exciting new development of affordable properties for social rent in Glenrothes provides residents with homes which are not only safe and secure but also highly energy efficient.

HeraldScotland: Plans for the former paper mill site include 850 much-needed homes as well as retail and leisure facilities, employment, business space, industrial units and a new care home.Plans for the former paper mill site include 850 much-needed homes as well as retail and leisure facilities, employment, business space, industrial units and a new care home.

"One of Kingdom’s strategic objectives is our commitment to sustainability and all of the new homes will benefit from low carbon heating and solar photovoltaic panels and public electric vehicle charging points will be provided.

“I’m delighted that the development at the former Tullis Russell paper mill site allows us to continue working collaboratively with Fife Council, Campion Homes, Advance Construction and Oliver & Robb Architects to help meet the current housing needs in the area."

The total project cost is £14.6 million and funding of £7.3 million has been provided by the Scottish Government.

The project is scheduled to complete in Spring 2022 with phased handovers planned prior to completion.

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