New Plan for Inverkeithing

Archived news: published on Wednesday 01 May 2019 by Fife Council

ImagineInverkeithing Community Consultation

ImagineInverkeithing Community Consultation

A Spatial Masterplan for Inverkeithing has been developed, following a charrette style consultation with the local community and other interested parties. This gave the opportunity for residents and community groups to come forward with ideas on how to improve the area and create a place where people want to live, work and meet.

 

The ImagineInverkeithing plan is now available for people to view either online and at Inverkeithing Civic Centre. https://our.fife.scot/2019/04/29/imagine-inverkeithing/

 

Fife Council and the local community were supported by AECOM, to develop the Masterplan which sets out a comprehensive set of priorities for the area and establishes a shared vision to shape investment and community decision-making over the next 20 years. As well as the regeneration of the aging housing estate around Fraser Avenue, the plan looks at revitalising the under-used public space in the High Street.

 

As part of the process, a number of: Short-term, Longer-term ( 2-5 year) and Bigger Challenges (5- 10 years) were considered and prioritised. Of the short-term suggestions those given the highest priority by the community were:

  • A place for teens to hangout
  • High Street Markets
  • More benches/ Public seating
  • Practise room for musicians
  • An Outdoor Gym

 

An action plan is being developed to bring together the collective vision of the people that participated in the process and help take forward some of these ideas.

 

Councillor Alice McGarry, Convener of the South and West Fife Area Committee, said “This process has acted as a catalyst in promoting the social, economic and physical revival of the wider town. People across Inverkeithing have become involved, coming forward with a whole range of ideas. All of them have a stake in the future of Inverkeithing.

“I can honestly say Inverkeithing is inspired.”

 

Some of the funding for the Masterplan came from the Scottish Government’s ‘Making Places’ initiative which is designed to assist communities in building the skills and confidence needed and help them to realise their objectives.

Further funding is from Fife Council: South & West Fife Area Committee - Local Community Plan; and Economy, Planning and Employability Services.

A charrette is a planning technique for consulting with stakeholders, council officials, developers, and local residents. It involves them in the design or planning of the community.

 

Lisa Hemphill, Local Development Officer 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 27 63 Contact Lisa Hemphill online
By Post: Inverkeithing Civic Centre 10 Queen Street Inverkeithing Fife KY11 1PA
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