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Public events to showcase Aberlour Trust’s Glenrothes housing plans

Proposal for a wheelchair bungalow; a single storey respite unit; and a block of four flats with 24-hour support.

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The Aberlour Trust, in partnership with Glen Housing Association and Kingdom Housing Association, has announced its intention to apply in the near future for planning permission for a modest housing development in Glenrothes.

Together with the two Fife-based housing associations, the Trust wishes to further develop its facilities at Wilmington Drive to provide purpose-built, managed accommodation for young people with particular needs.

The proposal is for a wheelchair bungalow; a single storey respite unit; and a block of four flats with 24-hour support – all on a grassed area on the edge of the open space at Magnus Drive.

In the run-up to lodging a planning application with Fife Council, the Trust and the two Associations are carrying out a public consultation exercise locally, and will hold a public drop-in event in the offices of Glen Housing Association at 28 Heimdal Gardens, Glenrothes, on Wednesday 13th December, from 3.30pm to 7.15pm - to which all neighbours and other interested parties are invited.

Anne Dickie, director of Glen Housing Association, said on behalf of the partners: “There is an opportunity for the Aberlour Trust to expand the important facilities it provides in North Glenrothes for young people with a range of needs. The Trust has had a base at Wilmington Drive since 1994, and has proved to be a good neighbour.

“We believe the nearby site is suitable for the purpose, and if we receive planning permission we would intend to begin construction later in 2018. In the meantime, we are happy to have an opportunity to display our plans and discuss the proposals with local residents on Wednesday. We hope as many people as possible can come along.”

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