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PLANNING APPLICATIONS.

For details of planning applications and on-line plans to view, go to FifeDirect.  You can view all details including the plans themselves.  The community council is a statutory consultee for applications and considers these at its meetings.

For more details of planning applications go to the e-planning website.

Please note that, as of May 3rd I will no longer be a sitting Councillor as I am retiring to concentrate on local projects.  I will be continuing to keep a very careful eye on planning applications.

Ron Edwards

Invertiel Development.

It has certainly been a long haul.  Because the application for a Morrisons Supermarket at Invertiel was contrary to the Mid Fife Local Plan, the Planners recommendation was for refusal and the Kirkcaldy Area Committee recommended approval the application went through a hearing at which well over a hundred residents made impassioned appeals for approval, and then to Planning Committee.  The development now has planning permission and building has just started.  It has been a wonderful exercise in democracy and all, supporters and objectors, have made a great contribution to the process.  There is still much to do to improve Invertiel.

Application for wind turbines on The Binn hill.

An application by Longloch farm, The Ecology Centre and a African charity group to build three 100 metre high wind turbines on the Binn is apparently abandoned


Fife Development Plan

The new Fife-wide development plan is entering the main consultation stage.  The “main issues” consultation has just completed.  The draft plan is likely to consider an application by Cala Homes to include further expansion of the South West Kirkcaldy area out as far as Broadleys.  This would be a massive incursion on Kinghorn and our beautiful countryside and many will oppose this.  It is also not clear how the newly revised Supplementary Guidance for Wind Turbines will impact the protected area around Kinghorn Loch and the “relic volcanic landscape” area.  Although it looks reasonable, we will need to keep an eye on it.  There will be many more proposals brought forward by hopeful developers and many Council policies that will need scrutiny by the public.  So be vigilant.