MILLER HOMES will no longer be involved in plans to build 165 new houses in Crossgates.

The developer had been linked to the project last year, but has now confirmed that the land owners, Mr and Mrs David Orr of Keirsbeath Farms Ltd, are in discussions with another party.

The proposal had been met with controversy, local councillor Darren Watt told the Times "enough is enough" for housebuilding in the village while consultations were carried out in May 2022.

These meetings are a statutory requirement of the Scottish planning system and were hosted by joint applicants Miller Homes and Mr and Mrs Orr.

Cllr Watt had raised concerns about the increasing size of Crossgates and the impact of this on existing infrastructure and facilities.

Traffic management, parking, GP appointments, and nursery places were all considered, as well as services like broadband, water pressure, and power.

The 165 plots would have included 157 private homes and eight affordable units and would be accessible by Old Perth Road and Manse Road.

The land had been earmarked for housing, with estimated space for around 200 homes, in Fife Council's 2017 Local Development Plan.

A Miller Homes spokesperson said: "The land owner is in discussions with another party and we are no longer involved with this development."