A COUPLE who are fed up living in a static caravan at their equestrian centre between Cowdenbeath and Kingseat are hoping to move into a more "comfortable" home.

Adam and Lesley Strang have been staying and working at Cuddyhouse Livery before it opened in April 2022 and have now applied to Fife Council for permission to build a house there.

They got the go-ahead to build stables for up to 20 horses and run a dog walking business from the site, to the north of Cuddyhouse Road, back in December 2020.

A planning statement on their behalf said: "Having lived in the static caravan for the last two years on the back of the business established and in conditions which are far from ideal, our clients have arrived at a juncture in their lives where they would like to develop their own dwelling on the site in order to gain a more permanent and comfortable presence from which to manage and further develop the facility.

"With that in mind the current application has been submitted to ‘sound out’ the council’s views on the erection of a permanent dwelling house on the site."

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As part of the permission for the stables, the couple received planning permission for a static caravan on site for a period of three years.

They had explained that they didn't own a home in the area and there was a need for an on-site presence for security reasons and to look after the horses and dogs.

The planning statement said the business has proved successful with the livery operating at full capacity and a waiting list for places.

If the house is approved, the static caravan would be removed.