The site at Ivanhoe Avenue is situated near the already built-up and established town of Lochgelly in Fife. The new flats ranging from 731sq ft to 8287sq ft on the edge of Lochore Meadows Country Park will be close to all local amenities including bus routes, schools, nurseries and shops. Ivanhoe Avenue is just a short drive from Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath and Kirkcaldy providing a great mix of employment, retail, leisure and sporting activities.
Fife Council’s Housing Needs & Affordability Assessment in 2005 estimated that 7.2% (10,832 units) of existing Fife households are in need of affordable housing. These households have a need which cannot be addressed given the level of affordable housing supply in the area. There is a shortage of homes in Fife and also a shortage of land available to build on. Overall the short fall amounts to 686 acres between 2016-2021.
The total number of households in Fife is projected to increase by 13% between 2012 and 2037, compared to 17% in Scotland as a whole. With an anticipated population growth of 8.7% and the current lack of housing, there is a strong increase of demand for housing in the Fife.