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East Fife Community Consultations - Feedback
Opinions, suggestions and ideas - to be used to inform the draft Local Plan for East Fife
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East Fife Community Consultation

Initial public consultation took place in over twenty-five venues in East Area (August to December 2003) to obtain comments, opinions and suggestions on services and development in East Fife.

At each venue local people were asked what they felt was good and not so good in their area and what would bring about improvement.

Initial feedback from Kingsbarns and Boarhills


Opinions, suggestions and ideas - to be used to inform the draft Local Plan for East Fife
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COMMUNITY CONSULTATION - KINGSBARNS FEEDBACK

ACCESS TO SERVICES AND INFORMATION

Leisure - Bad - There is a lack of provision for the youth of the village. There is a chance that such provision would reduce some of the vandalism eg at the bus shelter - Ideas - Some form of leisure area for older groups of residents needed eg bowling green, putting, multipurpose for youth and older people

Education/Schools - Good - Fife Council are to be praised for continuing to support small schools

Employment - Bad - How can we ensure village does not become a holiday village? How can we get local people to stay - housing and jobs needed. The village has no more land currently available for building

TRANSPORT

Public Transport/Routes - Ideas - It would be good for the 95 bus went on to Dundee past Leuchars Station

Roads Maintenance/Roads, streets & pavements - Bad - Smiddy Burn to be adopted as public road Surface of square needs improvement Square and roads in poor state of repair Un-adopted roads need attention Kingsbarns road system needs reviewed, very narrow roads no garages or access to ground for parking causes congestion. Perhaps singe way traffic where roads cannot be widened. Roads in Fife generally are in very poor condition Roads throughout village over due for resurfacing. Road to sea narrow and dangerous, used for speeding

Roads Maintenance/Trees Hedges - Bad - Overgrowing trees on Main Street and Seagate dangerous. Sea road has been dealt with but other areas have not

Roads Maintenance/Street Lighting - Bad - The street lighting is licensed vandalism Vandals play with time switches for street lights dangerous to them and an irritation to residents

Traffic Management/Parking - Bad - Kingsbarns road system needs reviewed, very narrow roads no garages or access to ground for parking causes congestion. Perhaps singe way traffic where roads cannot be widened. Roads in Fife generally are in very poor condition - Ideas - Kingsbarns beach - to solve problem of inadequate toilet facilities perhaps a larger toilet made with attendant to avoid damage by vandals and dirty toilets. When busy a charge could be made for car park

Traffic Management/Speed - Bad - Boy racers speeding through village on way to Crail very, very dangerous for village school 20 mph outside school Roads throughout village over due for resurfacing. Road to sea narrow and dangerous, used for speeding Concern about the New Rd from Backstyle to Cambo Estate at crossroads with the road down to the golf course from main road. Calming and speed signs is not adequate for children on bikes etc - traffic is still too fast - Ideas - Looking for better calming measures for traffic using the golf course Traffic

Management/Walking - Good - Morton of Pitmilly have created an excellent group of walks and the group welcomes walkers. Grassy walks with trees newly planed and seats provided Morton of Pitmilly have excellent walking and welcome walkers

ENVIRONMENT

Cleanliness/Vandalism - Bad - There is a lack of provision for the youth of the village. There is a chance that such provision would reduce some of the vandalism eg at the bus shelter Vandals tampering with village well in square. This is historical and belongs to villagers, needs to be maintained Car park - wooden shelter constant target for vandalism. Council forever making good repairs. Idiots return to destroy Shelter and car park and toilets regularly vandalised. Warden to check toilets etc might help

Cleanliness/Public Toilets - Bad - Toilets at Kingsbarns beach in disgraceful condition during summer months, vandalised, closed. Cleaned every morning but not adequate for later in day Beach loos are closed when people need them - Ideas - Kingsbarns beach - to solve problem of inadequate toilet facilities perhaps a larger toilet made with attendant to avoid damage by vandals and dirty toilets. When busy a charge could be made for car park

Built Environment - Bad - Black shed near school in a very dangerous condition. Loose metal easily caught by wind and could cause a very serious accident Black sheds were condemned ages ago, dangerous - Ideas - Shed to replace this is already available to be constructed in a more sensible site. Do it Is the wooden shelter necessary now. Poor weather - visitors sit in cars. remove the shelter save on costs

Garden Maintenance - Bad - Who felled perfectly good tree? Overgrown trees from gardens need cut bad some dangerous

Water - Bad - Red pole to mark the danger area of the whirlpool, requires to be repainted regularly. This is a dangerous place and there have been fatalities

Paths and Access - Good - Morton of Pitmilly have created an excellent group of walks and the group welcomes walkers. Grassy walks with trees newly planed and seats provided Cambo Estate have done an excellent job in providing walks throughout the grounds. To be recommended

Paths and Access/Maintenance - Bad - Coastal path is being eroded by golf vehicles etc. Action needed to keep this in reasonable condition and to preserve dunes Coastal path becomes impossible in summer, ferns, brambles etc. Need more regular cutting back

Paths and Access/Ease of Access - Bad - Right of way can be lost due to inability to safe access

Green Space - Ideas -Need tree planting etc to enhance the 3 entry roads into village

Land Use Issues/Rural Planning - Good - Station Road approach offers lovely view of the village. This needs to be preserved Picturesque access to village from St Andrews and Kippo needs to be maintained.

Drainage - Bad - Drainage from fields on high ground bad causes flooding

HOUSING

Housing/Affordability - Ideas - Need for first time buyer houses (south side of village) but on a part ownership basis so as to always remain affordable

Housing/Availability - Ideas - Need for first time buyer houses (south side of village) but on a part ownership basis so as to always remain affordable

Housing/New Development - Bad - How can we ensure village does not become a holiday village? How can we get local people to stay - housing and jobs needed. The village has no more land currently available for building

Housing/Holiday and 2nd homes - Bad - How can we ensure village does not become a holiday village? How can we get local people to stay - housing and jobs needed. The village has no more land currently available for building Too many houses unoccupied during most of year. Holiday houses locals cannot buy in community spirit decreases when new folk do not take part in activities

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Support Services/Community Care - Ideas - Need for shelter housing but must be aesthet pleasing (as Crail corner) site on south side behind school

ECONOMY, LEARNING AND SKILLS

Economic and Business Development - Ideas - Need for workshops/sites to encourage small business/local jobs

COMMUNITY

Community Spirit - Bad - Too many houses unoccupied during most of year. Holiday houses locals cannot buy in community spirit decreases when new folk do not take part in activities - Good - Community spirit is good and tried to be encouraged

Arts and Culture - Bad - Vandals tampering with village well in square. This is historical and belongs to villagers, needs to be maintained

COUNCIL RELATED

Consultation Process - Good - This is a very good exercise


Opinions, suggestions and ideas - to be used to inform the draft Local Plan for East Fife
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COMMUNITY CONSULTATION - BOARHILLS FEEDBACK

ACCESS TO SERVICES AND INFORMATION

Leisure/Golf - Ideas - Golf courses should be encourages as it provides a perfect green belt which is what some St A people want

Local Facilities/Other - Ideas - more financial help for village hall

TRANSPORT

Public Transport - Ideas - Transport as an older resident I would use the bus if it had better space for shopping trolleys etc. As a car user a park and ride on east side of St Andrews now small. Local buses ie an extension of local St Andrews service - perhaps connecting

Public Transport/Routes - Ideas - Transport as an older resident I would use the bus if it had better space for shopping trolleys etc. As a car user a park and ride on east side of St Andrews now small. Local buses ie an extension of local St Andrews service - perhaps connecting

Public Transport/Timetables - Bad - Last bus out of St Andrews leaves at least an hour too soon - Ideas - The last bus back from St Andrews is too early! A bus at 11.30ish would allow people to go for a night out without having to pay £10 plus for a taxi home Last bus out of St Andrews is an hour to early

Public Transport/Fares - Good - Free bus travel for over 60s is great

Public Transport/Taxis - Ideas - Standard of taxi driving needs to be improved if they are to be used more. Most dangerous drivers on road. Hear Hear!!

Public Transport/Park and Ride - Ideas - A free park and ride on east side of St Andrews would suit us, please!

Roads Maintenance/Roads, streets & pavements - Bad - Dunino to Boarhills road exit onto main road very difficult for lorries turning to St Andrews Priorletham Smiddy weak bridge is needing repaired. It is causing traffic congestion + unacceptable noise for the householder of the smiddy house - repair the bridge - Ideas - Junction of road between A917 & B9131 past Bannafield needs to be improved as v. dangerous Weight restricted bridges should be repaired or upgraded Action needed at end of re-surfaced road where holes are developing

Roads Maintenance/Trees Hedges - Ideas - Road crossing the burn at Kenly Green is dangerous because of poor visibility. Trees below the road need lopped as well as keeping the hedge closely trimmed.Trees & Bushes need trimmed at sides of main roads Hedges, trees etc should not be allowed to grow onto beds.

Roads Maintenance/Signage - Bad - “Please take care horses” signs on the road would be helpful Lack of signing (Kittock’s Den/golf course) - Ideas - Coastal path - some of the signage needs improving e.g. to bring people from the sea up to the village

Traffic Management/Parking - Ideas - Parking on corners should be restricted. Parking is becoming more difficult. Many houses in the village have no parking. New houses must have sufficient parking Car parking on road between the two blind bends is very dangerous, should not be permitted. More provision for car parking needed off the main road of village

Traffic Management/Speed - Ideas - Can we have more speed cameras locally? E.g. on Winchester straight? Traffic is too fast! Traffic needs to be slowed through village. Old people, dogs and horses need to be shown consideration especially as there are no pavements in some area Slow down traffic in the village of Boarhills Slow down, dead animals

Traffic Management/Walking - Bad - Main roads impossible to walk or cycle on

Traffic Management/Cycling - Bad - Main roads impossible to walk or cycle on Cycle "paths" as signposted are a farce (a) for visitors, who would expect a dedicated track as in other places (b) for locals who know the roads are not safe for cyclists and are also HILLY! - Ideas - Cyclists need a cycle path - road dangerously narrow for overtaking cyclists

ENVIRONMENT

Cleanliness/Litter - Good - Beach clean up is marvellous facilitated by councils rubbish free zone team who are great Skip every 3 weeks but could easily be filled every 2 weeks, bottle banks, spring and autumn beach clean up

Waste - Good - Skip is marvellous but there is a danger of in comers out with the community dumping their rubbish we keep and eye on it. Having the skip once a month is great also the bottle banks. The skip and the bottle banks Skip every 3 weeks but could easily be filled every 2 weeks, bottle banks, spring and autumn beach clean up Having the skip provides a useful service but could be more frequent bottle banks are the same.

Waste/Recycling - Good - Having the skip once a month is great also the bottle banks. The skip and the bottle banks Skip every 3 weeks but could easily be filled every 2 weeks, bottle banks, spring and autumn beach clean up Having the skip provides a useful service but could be more frequent bottle banks are the same. - Ideas - Skip and bottle bank good but what about waste paper or rags ie clothes no longer sent out for reuse. Please may we have more recycling facilities? Paper, plastic bags and plastic bottles etc

Paths and Access - Bad - Lack of signing (Kittock’s Den/golf course)

Paths and Access/Development - Ideas - Coastal path should NOT be upgraded between Boarhills & St Andrews Cyclists need a cycle path - road dangerously narrow for overtaking cyclists

Paths and Access/Maintenance - Bad - Wrong surface on track. Was fine before complete waste of money which could have been better spent, railway line Kingsbarns to Crail Cycle "paths" as signposted are a farce (a) for visitors, who would expect a dedicated track as in other places (b) for locals who know the roads are not safe for cyclists and are also HILLY!

Paths and Access/Ease of Access - Bad - Railway was open from Boarhill to Kingsbarns. Farmer at Kildurear took out raliway line - Ideas - Coastal path - some of the signage needs improving e.g. to bring people from the sea up to the village Promotion of access to coastal path must be thought through. B'hills has no parking available for walkers. We have even had 2 buses in the village dropping off walkers which caused chaos as they could neither park nor turn!

Greenbelt - Ideas - Golf courses should be encourages as it provides a perfect green belt which is what some St A people want

Green Space - Ideas - Should be more provision for tree planting local trees should be preserved

Land Use Issues/Rural Planning - Ideas - People who only have holiday cottage in a community should have no say in its development. Hear! Hear! Enough gold courses and no more large complexes in the middle of countryside eg St Andrews Bay

Drainage - Bad - Poor drainage at sides of road A917 & others

Pollution/Public Health Nuisance - Bad - Priorletham Smiddy weak bridge is needing repaired. It is causing traffic congestion + unacceptable noise for the householder of the smiddy house - repair the bridge

HOUSING

Housing/New Development - Good - Should be more provision for new housing The size of Boarhills is perfect please no more new builds - Ideas - Parking is becoming more difficult. Many houses in the village have no parking. New houses must have sufficient parking Remove planning restrained/constrictions on the most dilapidated properties to return people to the countryside with the chance of affordable accommodation

Housing/Holiday and 2nd homes - Bad - Holiday homes (there are 2) are a bad thing. Those people to not contribute to the village in anyway at all - Ideas - 100% Council Tax on holiday homes, to be ploughed back in locally to local amenities and not centralised

COMMUNITY

Community Spirit - Bad - My car was hit on the street and no note or message left, not good

Policing - Ideas - Kingsbarns, Crail and Anstruther - more involved policing son the six or so ‘boy race’, Sundays at Crail. It’s only a matter of time before there’s more deaths on the road, 4 police looking at cars for sale at Brownhills Garage is not enough.

COUNCIL RELATED

Council Tax - Ideas - People with lovely houses should have to pay double Council Tax. No triple!

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