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Community plan for Tullis Russell mill site

Paper plan: site to become new community

A plan has been unveiled to build 850 homes, business units and other commercial facilities on the Tullis Russell Paper Mill site in Fife.

The company went into administration in April 2015 and 374 employees were made redundant.

Advance Construction, a Bellshill-based company, wants to turn the 58-hectare site into a small community of homes, shops and leisure facilities, with a care home and industrial workshops adding to the mix. 

At the heart of the project between Glenrothes and Markinch is an extension to Riverside Park, which will see the reclamation of an unused brownfield site to create another park that connects the new district to the town centre. 


Lynsey Breen, development manager for Advance Construction, said the plans will help spark the regeneration of Glenrothes. 

She said: “It’s an exciting regeneration project that will give Glenrothes the substantial economic boost it deserves, allowing it to continue to grow.”

Lead consultants Barton Willmore will provide town planning, masterplanning and landscaping services.

Planning director for Barton Willmore in Scotland, Colin Lavety, said: “Plans to regenerate the area by delivering much needed housing together with new jobs will be a major transformation of the community over the next few years.” 

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