A DEVELOPER has expressed intention to purchase an abandoned site in Rosyth which was to form part of the multi-million-pound Hilton Garden City.

The plot to the west of Camdean Primary School was left "considerably dangerous" after the firm behind plans fell into liquidation, but could now be picked up by Avant Homes if plans are approved.

It had been part of Kapital Residential Ltd's Hilton Garden City master-plan, including 390 homes, a nursery, shops and a hotel.

There would have also been professional and financial services, food and drink outlets and a nursing home.

Kaptial, run by developer Keith Punler, was placed in the hands of a liquidator to be wound up last July.

One resident told the Dunfermline Press the site had been untouched for four years and had become "considerably dangerous" while reaching the bus stop on Camdean Crescent was "perilous".

They said: "The site is being used by children on scooters and bikes as a stunt site, school children and dog walkers are using the unfinished bridge as a short cut.

"My biggest concern is the state of access to the bus stop. Anyone with mobility issues or pushchairs can't access the bus stop without crossing the road or walking on the road on a bend with double yellow lines.

"There is a lot of rubble at the bus stop which is a trip hazard.

"It's a mess."

Avant Homes, which had previously been involved with the Garden City development, says it has submitted plans for 170 homes on the site.

If approved, the developer has an intention to purchase the plot.

A spokesperson said: “We have submitted a planning application to deliver 170 new homes at the site in Rosyth and are awaiting Fife Council’s decision.

“If we are granted planning, our intention would be to purchase the application site and complete the external works in line with the approved road construction consent and planning approval.”

Fife Council confirmed it is aware of issues at Camdean Crescent.

Mark Bennett, lead officer for transportation development management, said: "Unfortunately the company that was leading the work in that area has gone into liquidation and the area has not been left as it should.

"We're making arrangements for a temporary footpath to be installed until a planning application for the site is determined."