Proposed Development

Halbeath

Dunfermline, KY12 0RL

Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Dunfermline

We are working closely with Fife Council, the wider community and other key stakeholders to develop plans for an exciting new community in Dunfermline. Our proposals include a wide range of detached, semi-detached, terraced quality homes, apartments, perfect for young couples and families and affordable homes for local people on land to the north of Halbeath in Fife. 
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Our Proposal for Halbeath

The Masterplan

We want to create a thriving new community in Halbeath, Fife. Our plan for North Dunfermline is part of an allocation for new homes and development in the FIFEplan Local Development Plan. 
The development is part of a substantial masterplan development and when complete it will consist of around 1,400 new homes, of which 25% will be affordable housing.  Our proposals meet the objectives set out by FIFEplan and also forms part of the North Dunfermline Strategic Development Area (SDA). 

Our proposed development will provide a wide range of detached, semi-detached, terraced quality homes and apartments, and the wider masterplan vision includes a new primary school, shops, community facilities and land for employment uses. The Northern Link Road, a new distributor road serving the north of Dunfermline, has also been incorporated into our proposals. 

The development will commence in the west of the site with an initial phase of around 340 new houses, 25% of which will be affordable homes. This phase of the development will also deliver part of the new Northern Link Road and the landscape framework associated with this area of the site.
 

Street scenes

The appearance of the new homes will be reflective of the local area  to ensure the development is in keeping with existing houses nearby.
To create a characterful community our range of new homes will create an interesting streetscape and the integration of greenspaces will deliver an attractive place to call home.  Each parcel of the development will interconnect will prioritise streets and space for people and cycling over vehicle use. Courtyards will provide parking areas to the rear of the properties, while front doors will open towards pedestrian and cyclist  areas to create safe spaces to move around.

Homes proposed

Our proposals include a mix of homes and apartments to appeal to a range of lifestyles.
The majority of the houses will be two storey with a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced designs. The affordable homes will be provided in consultation with Fife Council to ensure a varied range of needs is catered for.

Future phases

Fife Council is minded to grant Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) for 1400 new homes. We are currently preparing is for the first phase of development of around 380 new homes, of which 25% will be affordable properties and we will engage with the community as we develop plans for future phases in due course.

About our proposals features

Connectivity

We understand that a new development will have an impact on the existing community, and we have carefully considered this as we have developed our proposals.
Cycling and walking will be encouraged with a network of footpaths and cycleways which will provide easy access to the existing landscape and local towns such as Dunfermline. The development proposals also include a section of Fife Council’s Northern Link Road, and this in turn will provide improvements to the junction between Kingseat Road (West) with Whitefield Road (B912). Existing local bus services will serve the development and Halbeath Retail Park is within easy walking distance which could provide future employment opportunities for homebuyers.

Drainage

We have prepared a flood risk assessment and surface water drainage strategy to ensure that an appropriate drainage is put in place. 
To reduce the impact of the proposed development on the existing drainage network we propose the addition of a sustainable urban drainage system. This will be designed to manage the flow of surface water.

Ecology

Preserving and enhancing local wildlife is a key consideration when we plan and build new developments. We have carried out a number of ecological surveys to identify any ecological constraints on the site.
Our plans include significant opportunities to enhance the site for local wildlife and measures to enhance biodiversity. These include new bat and bird boxes, a sensitive lighting scheme to respect nocturnal wildlife and the creation of diverse natural habitats for birds. As part of our Environment Strategy, we have committed to increase natural habitats and enhance wildlife by including bug hotels, hedgehog highways and encouraging our customers to also create more nature friendly gardens to support bees and pollinating insects.  

Heritage

Material from the existing steading buildings of Wester Whitefield Farm will be re-used in a character area within the first phase of development.

Our approach features

Economic benefits

We want to deliver new homes and facilities that positively integrate with and enhance the local community.
The masterplan vision for North Dunfermline includes a new primary school, shops, community facilities, infrastructure improvemnets and land for employment uses. If our Approval of Matters Specified in Conditions (AMSC) is approved we will work closely with Fife Council to bring these benefits forward for the emerging and existing local community.

Open space

Ensuring our residents and the local community have access to beautiful green open spaces is a key consideration.
There are significant areas of green open space in the form of meadow grasslands planned throughout the development which will promote healthy and sustainable living. Phase one of the development includes an equipped play area, as well as a meeting space with seating giving people the chance to meet and socialise. 

Amenities and facilities

We aim to support the communities in which we build.  One way we do this is by providing new facilities that local people will benefit from.
Our development will link to the existing and surround neighbourhoods through a network of new pedestrian and cycle links, while also providing easy access to public transport to encourage sustainable travel choices. Pedestrian crossings on the new Northern Link Road will ensure a safe route to local schools and there are plans for an equipped play area, which is ideal for children to meet and play.

Community benefits features