A LONG-running application to build houses in a Central Fife village have finally been granted with a number of conditions.

A bid to build a total of 24 houses in Ballingry was initially submitted in October 2019, but the issue has become protracted.

The homes are set to be built on land west of Ballingry Road and Marshall Place in the village.

Now, however, Fife Council have approved the application with a number of conditions which must be met before building works can begin.

Developers must submit a revised tree protection plan, including the locations of tree protective fencing.

Any trees or vegetation which needs to be removed can only be done outwith bird breeding season, as well, and only after it is surveyed by a professional person.

The developers must also submit details of the future management and aftercare of proposed landscaping and planting, as well as getting a bat survey report completed.