| Your Place Your Plan - East Fife Community
Opinions, suggestions and ideas
- used to inform the St Andrews & East Fife Local
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Your Place Your Plan was the second stage in the
process for the evolving St Andrews & East Fife Local Plan.
Discussion groups explored issues such as housing, schools, facilities, town
centres, countryside matters, green belts and conservation. For the purposes of
this exercise Kingsbarns concerns were aired at the St Andrews meeting.
Fife Council has recently published the results of this
consultation exercise in two forms :
Discussion group workshop notes for all areas are available
All the opinions, suggestions and ideas have now been passed
to Fife Council Services and partner agencies, and used to inform the recently
published draft of the St Andrews & East Fife Local Plan.
Next stage in consultation process:
Fife Council Consultation (Spring 2005) - according
to Fife Council:
"You have a role to play in Shaping Fifes Future
and are encouraged to have your say on the following draft
St Andrews and East Fife Local Plan (Consultative
Draft) - This is the first of the new local plans for Fife and for the
first time is available on the FifeDirect website as an interactive plan. It
identifies where change is proposed, showing in detail the location and nature
of development from 2006-2016. This Plan is supported by the Action Plan and a
series of background papers.
Fife Structure Plan (Consultative Draft) - Fife
Matters - The Development Plan explains how and what should be developed in
Fife. It is made up of two parts - the Structure Plan and Local Plans. Fife
Matters is the Consultative Draft Structure Plan which looks at the development
of the whole of Fife over the next 20 years. This then provides the framework
for the more detailed Local Plans for St Andrews and East Fife, Kirkcaldy and
Mid Fife and Dunfermline and West Fife. The proposed main strategic development
areas where large scale development is proposed are Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy,
Glenrothes, Levenmouth and Lochgelly. Fife Matters is supported by technical
background papers, the Report of Survey, Action Plan and Sustainability
Creating a better Fife - Draft Design Guide - This
draft guide sets out a Fife-wide approach to designing buildings and open
spaces. It aims to improve the standard of all future development, whilst
retaining the special character of Fifes towns and villages. It also aims
to raise awareness and interest in urban design and the contribution it can
make to creating better places and improving quality of life.
Supplementary Guidance on Affordable Housing - The
need for affordable housing is one of the main issues that has to be addressed
over the next 20 years. Fife Matters identifies where affordable housing is
needed but because affordable housing is a complex and dynamic issue, more
detailed and complementary guidance is needed to identify how this can be
delivered. This is the Affordable Housing Supplementary Guidance.
Local Transport Strategy - This sets the long- term
strategic vision for transport provision and services for the next 20 years.
The long-term goal is to create a balanced, integrated trans-port network,
which allows appropriate access to all key needs and services.
Area Transport Plans - These have been developed for
the West, Central and East Areas of Fife and set out the way that we will
deliver practical projects and services in line with the Local Transport
Strategy. The priorities of the Area Transport Plans are developed in
consultation with local communities.
Copies of all of the above draft publications are available
to view at Fife Council libraries, Local Offices and Fife Council website - try
and work from there.
Most of the publications have been copied to this website,
for easy reference - follow the links below. The pdf files require acrobat
reader and some are quite large (best to 'save' or 'open in new window')
How to comment on the St Andrews & East Fife Local
Plan (Consultative Draft):
Refer to local plan statements, policy and maps which can be
found on the new:
interactive St Andrews & East Fife Local Plan website - external
The draft version of this Plan invites comments in support
of, or against, its content. It includes options for development sites
and, in some cases, these are indicated by showing the general locations being
considered by Fife Council but without defining precise boundaries. These sites
will be refined and shown in detail once consultation has taken place on the
Written comments should be made on the form supplied with
the Local Plan. The Plan can be viewed on fifedirect.org.uk . Further copies of
the form can be obtained from Development Services or can be downloaded from
the website. In the event that you need assistance in preparing your response
to this document, please contact Development Services and we will provide
The public consultation period is 7 March 2005 to 2 May
Please return completed comments forms to: Keith Winter,
Head of Development Services, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, Fife KY7
5LT or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org . Emails should be
titled: St Andrews & East Fife Local Plan.
For further information, please contact: Bill Lindsay, Team
Leader, Local & Community Policy. Telephone: 01334 412790. Email:
Earlier Community Consultation
East Fife Community
Consultation - between August and December 2003, 28 public events and a
number of outreach sessions were held across East Fife to inform the
development of the Local Plan and the strategies and plans of other Fife
Council Services and Community Planning partners.
EFCC Feedback -
Kingsbarns - relevant information from the initial meeting in
Other useful documents
The purpose of the report is to advise members [of various
Fife Council committees] of the implication of the Local Housing Strategy for
land use planning including Structure Plan and Local Plan policies and seek
approval for the Councils overall approach to addressing the need for
on affordable housing seminar in East Fife
The purpose of this report is to highlight the issues raised
by communities and also by East Fife elected members at a seminar in June 2004
and to inform Fife Councils developing Affordable Housing Policy.
Matters - A Land Use Framework for the next 20 years
This document is the Fife Structure Plan Consultative Draft
in pdf form.
Includes proposed housing policy for Fife - including
affordable housing policy in rural East Fife.
Remember, if you have any thoughts on this issue, or any
local issue, please send feedback
Feedback received will be used to regulate the coverage of
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