Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Dunfermline
We are creating a new neighbourhood and place to call home on land to the north of Halbeath in Fife.
Whitefields, Dunfermline will offer around 1,400 new homes with an impressive choice of detached, semi-detached, and terraced high-quality new homes and apartments, which are perfect for a wide range of potential buyers including first-time buyers, young couples, downsizers and families.
We are continuing to work closely with Fife Council, the wider community and other key stakeholders as our vision for Whitefields progresses.
As well as a new primary school and a provision for shops and community facilities, there will be new cycleways and pedestrian footpaths to encourage green active travel throughout this impressive development with plans to connect this new community with the existing local communities of Kingseat and Halbeath.
We also plan to incorporate the new Northern Link Road into the development, which will include pedestrian crossings to provide a safe route to schools, along with key transport infrastructure improvements to Kingseat Road (West) and Whitefield Road (B912).
There will be a 25% provision of affordable homes, and the Whitefields masterplan will include meadow grasslands to provide future homeowners with access to beautiful green open spaces to encourage healthy and sustainable living.
Our Proposal for Whitefields
We want to create a thriving new community in Halbeath, Fife. Our plan for Whitefields 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).
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.
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We believe it’s our responsibility to support our communities, so that people are proud to call them home. That’s why we regularly donate time and money to local causes, and are passionate about investing in the areas we build.
We’re committed to building greener, healthier homes for us all. From energy efficient fixtures and fittings, to cutting our carbon emissions, and enhancing existing green spaces, we build sustainability into everything we do. Find out more about Taylor Wimpey's sustainability strategy.
Our new Environment Strategy sets out how we intend to help protect our environment for future generations by partnering with suppliers to reduce the impact of the homes and developments we build. We will make it easier for our customers to live a sustainable lifestyle. Our strategy focuses on the key environmental impacts for our business: climate change, nature, resources and waste.
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|September 2022||We have been granted planning permission from Fife Council for pre-construction ground remediation works. We plan to be on-site before the end of this year to begin the work, and this will allow us to start preparations to build our first new homes at Whitefields.|
We can confirm that we have acquired 91 acres of land at Halbeath Farm which signals the next key milestone in the delivery of our master plan vision for Whitefields. In time, this land will allow us to deliver the planned primary school and local community facilities.
Furthermore, our planning application for a programme of pre-construction and enabling work is progressing through Fife Council's planning process and we hope to secure a determination in the coming months.
The first steps of creating our new neighbourhood at Whitefields is underway with the removal of the old Wester Whitefield farm steading. We expect this work to take around two months to complete, and pre-construction enabling works are expected to take a further 15 months to complete.
The creation of major new infrastructure and improvements to existing transport links, as well as the provision of substantial community benefits will follow and we will keep the local community updated with our progress as this flagship development in North Dunfermline comes to life, signalling our commitment to the local Fife area for many years to come.
We can confirm that we have submitted two separate Approved Matters Specified in Conditions (AMSC) planning applications to Fife Council. One of for a programme of infrastructure works which will include roads, sewers, SUDS and landscaping; the other is for the first of two development pods as we prepare to bring our first phase of new homes to Whitefields. The AMSC application for the first development pod will propose the provision of 161 new homes, including 93 affordable homes which will be delivered in conjunction with Fife Council. The proposed mix of private homes is two, three and four bedroom properties.
These planning applications are in line with the development framework that is set out in the Planning Permission in Principle (PPip) for Whitefields, and these applications will now set out the detail of these aspects of the development.
When our applications have completed the planning process with Fife Council, we hope to be in a position to start on-site infrastructure works in Spring 2024, with new homes being constructed from Autumn 2024.