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December 5 2017

Glenrothes paper mill makes way for 850 homes
A disused Glenrothes paper mill has been earmarked for as many as 850 homes following submission of a proposal of application notice by Advance Construction.

The 58-hectare site could be given over to a mix of retail, leisure, office and industrial usage with outline plans also calling for a care home to be built on the brownfield plot and a new park linking to the town centre.

Colin Lavety, planning director for Barton Willmore, said: “The former Tullis Russell Paper Mill site is an important landmark historically for the town of Glenrothes. Plans to regenerate the area by delivering much needed housing together with new jobs will be a major transformation of the community over the next few years. We are delighted to be playing a part in helping give the area a new lease of life and make it an exciting place to live, work, play and visit.”

An informal drop-in event for the project will be staged on 7 and 8 December from 13:00 to 20:00 at Rothes Halls to discuss the evolving plans.

5 Comments

Eleanor Hislop
#1 Posted by Eleanor Hislop on 5 Dec 2017 at 13:37 PM
Sad I noticed it yesterday in the passing of my old workplace of nearly 25 yrs . (Husband 26 ) gran grandad ect over the last 200 yrs . I thought there was laws that you couldn't build for an x amount of years ?!
StyleCouncil
#2 Posted by StyleCouncil on 5 Dec 2017 at 22:56 PM
Great, Barton Wilmore again....
No need to post the scheme up when it arrives UR..we've seen it all before.
Mike
#3 Posted by Mike on 6 Dec 2017 at 10:42 AM
If this is done well it could be spectacular. The riverside setting, proximity to the town centre and a conservation area and access to major transport links provide a lot of potential to transform the local economy and improve the perceptions of the town. If they can create new road links it would vastly improve the connections from the northern neighbourhoods to the centre. There is a need to increase densities in and around the central part of the town. It is too spread out as it stands.

@Eleanor Hislop - I have never heard of any laws that would suggest a redundant brownfield site should remain un built for x amount of years? There would be no logic in trying to apply such a restriction as it would be completely counter productive to regenerating the local economy and creating new jobs to replace the ones lost at the Mills. Some sort of memorial recognising the 200 year history of the Mill would be appropriate.
dave the detailer
#4 Posted by dave the detailer on 8 Dec 2017 at 00:09 AM
I think #1 is referring to the time passed when an asset stripping company purchases the corpse of a dead entity - rangers if you will - and then has to wait a not unreasonable amount of time to allow a suitable proposal to be made. Like here sevco are pumping it big style.
luis
#5 Posted by luis on 14 Dec 2017 at 10:04 AM
What a pity. Quick money allways use to be the first option .

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