Saline affordable housing handover completed / by Nikki Barton

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The hand-over of the fifty five new affordable homes at Saline, built with Kingdom Housing Association and Campion homes is now complete.

City Architecture Office have been involved in this project since 2009, so it’s great to see such a positive community driven housing project come in to use.

City Architecture Office originally conducted a housing needs consultation with Saline & Steelend Community Council and local residents over ten years ago, becoming a key priority in the Community Action Plan (CAP).  Although it was outwith the settlement boundary, we identified a preferred site which is roughly two hectares.   Fife Council then accepted the site to be brought into the local plan for social housing use.

A masterplan was designed and presented at a public event for the main themes of the CAP. The focal point of the masterplan is an attractive ‘village green’, with dwellings orientated to maximise solar gain and views. The principle was endorsed by Kingdom Housing Association and a scheme developed and planning approved.  

Kingdom Housing Association (KHA) and the local community are very pleased with the outcomes. The units have been designed to meet Housing for varying Needs, Secured by Design, KHA’s Design Standards and the Scottish Governments Silver Standards Specification for sustainability.

We are currently looking at further potential housing sites in Fife with Kingdom Housing Association.

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