Report on the Dunfermline & West Fife Local Plan Examination Published
Archived news: published on Wednesday 20 Jun 2012 by Fife Council
The Examination on the Dunfermline & West Fife Local Plan is now complete and the reporters appointed by Scottish Ministers have published their report.
The examination process included a series of unaccompanied site visits and hearing sessions, covering housing land issues and strategic land allocations. During the examination process the reporters requested additional information on 22 housing and strategic land allocation sites in Dunfermline & West Fife.
Residents who live close to these sites and the local community councils were contacted by the Reporters to give them the opportunity to comment on the suitability of these sites for development.
The reporters selected seven additional housing sites in settlements across the Dunfermline & West Fife area and full details of each are included in the report. The sites are:
Land East of Old Duloch, Dunfermline
Land at Lynebank Hospital, Dunfermline
Land at Masterton Road, Dunfermline
Fulmar Way, Dalgety Bay
Land at Admiralty Road and East of Brankholm Brae, Rosyth
Land North and East of Burnbrae House, Kincardine.
Councillor Kay Carrington, Executive Spokeperson for Business, Enterprise and Planning, broadly welcomed the report and said “The reporters’ conclusions and recommendations support the Local Plan’s land use strategy for Dunfermline & the West Fife area and can be seen as an endorsement of the changes Fife Council proposed after the public consultation phase of the draft Local Plan. However, I recognise that the communities affected by the additional housing sites that the Reporters have added, may have concerns about their incorporation into the Plan. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to and helped shape the Local Plan.”
The Examination process addressed the content and policies in the Local Plan. It also outlines the conclusions and recommendations of the Reporters for each of the representations where issues were unresolved and considers Fife Council’s response to the 43 issues identified.
A report outlining the modifications arising from the reporters’ recommendations will be considered by the Planning Committee in the autumnwhere the Local Plan will be presented to Committee for adoption.
The report is now available to view on the Fife Council and Scottish Government websites, and in Fife Council local offices at Fife House Glenrothes, New City House, Edgar Street, Dunfermline and Inverkeithing Civic Centre. Copies are also available to view in all libraries within the Dunfermline & West Fife Local Plan area.
A copy of the reporters’ report can be viewed on the Council’s website at
If you would like further information please telephone: 0845 550 000 or
For more information contactKaren Black, Lead Officer (Local Development Plan) (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs)
Tel: 08451 55 55 55 + Ext 47 16 79 Fax: 01592 583638 Contact Karen Black online
By Post: Fife Council, Kingdom House, Kingdom Avenue, Glenrothes, KY7 5LY