A PLAN to create two flats out of a former office, in Cowdenbeath, has been given the green light by Fife Council.

Campion Homes had asked the local authority for permission to change of use of the property from an office to two affordable flatted dwellings with external alterations including the erection of extension to the rear of 2 Natal Place.

A report prepared on the application said: "The rear of the existing property is visually prominent from the public car park to the north, however, by its design and finish, the proposed stairwell extension component would not be architecturally unsympathetic to the existing property.

"By virtue of its architectural form, size, design, proportions, materials and positioning, the proposed extension would be a subservient and complementary addition to the existing property and would not be harmfully unsympathetic to the existing property or its surroundings".

The over all decision was: "The proposal is acceptable in meeting the terms of National Guidance, the Development Plan, and relevant Council Planning Customer Guidelines and is compatible with its surrounds in terms of land use and its design and will not have any adverse impact on the amenity of the surrounding area".