PLANS have been tabled for a care village in Kelty with 50 retirement homes, a 63-bed care home, health centre, community allotments and gardens.

James Thomson, of Hilton Farm, has applied to Fife Council for permission to develop his land between Seafar Drive and Black Road.

The proposals include 31 retirement homes and 19 'affordable' retirement flats as well as a community daycare / GP surgery, new roads and parking, landscaping and public open space.

The development would be on some of the fields which forms the large Hilton site to the north west of Kelty.

A previous plan was outlined in 2011 and a proposal of application notice was submitted last summer, which gave them a 12 weeks consultation period, and an event was held in Kelty Community Centre to gather feedback from locals.

Only one member of the public turned up.

The community council said they were "minded" to back the proposals and Mr Thomson has now put in for planning permission in principle.

The plans do not include vehicle access from Seafar Drive, it will be from Black Road, after concerns from locals about an increase in traffic on the street.

There would be pedestrian and cycle access and a shuttle bus from the development to the centre of Kelty.

Hilton Farm is the venue for the West and Central Fife Agricultural Show which attracts huge crowds each year.