Fife reaction to SESPlan refusal

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Published: Thursday 16 May 2019 by Fife Council

Scottish Ministers have taken a decision to reject SESplan2, the Edinburgh City Region Strategic Development Plan.

A decision letter was received this afternoon advising of the Minister’s decision and the reasons for the rejection. These are based around transportation appraisal work as part of the preparation of the Plan. 

 The reasons given were: 

  • The Scottish Ministers are not satisfied that the Plan has been informed by an adequate and timely Transport Appraisal.
  • The plan does not take sufficient account of the relationship between land use and transport.
  • The Scottish Ministers do not support the use of supplementary guidance to resolve this issue.

The full letter can be found here

Pam Ewen, Interim Chief Officer – Planning said: “This is very disappointing news for Fife as a huge amount of work has gone into preparing the plan and it has already taken a considerable amount of time for the ministers to reach this decision, following an independent examination. 

 “We now need to review the reasons given for rejection and the implications. We will continue to work with SESPlan member authorities as we consider our next steps. “

Pam Ewen, Interim Chief Officer - Planning 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 22 88 Contact Pam Ewen online
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT
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