PLANS to build 24 new homes in Ballingry finally have the go-ahead after the developer agreed to pay £45,794 to Fife Council.

Ivanhoe Forth Ltd, based in Dunbar, submitted their application in October 2019 and it's only now that a legal agreement has been reached and consent granted.

The company aim to build 24 homes on land west of Ballingry Road and Marshall Place, close to Lochore Meadows Country Park.

The site is just under a hectare in size and mostly grass but there are some trees and undergrowth next to the core path.

The plans include access roads, landscaping, 49 off-street parking spaces and infrastructure with vehicle access to be taken from Ballingry Road, just north of the bus turning circle.

Conditional approval was granted subject to the legal agreement.

The company have now agreed to pay the council £45,794, with the money helping to fund affordable housing, transport, amenity and play improvements in the area.

The contributions will become due and payable after the completion of the 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th houses.

The council insisted on a number of other planning conditions, such as a revised tree protection plan, a bat survey and details of the future management and aftercare of proposed landscaping and planting.