UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT – 24/01/10
We feel that this issue is so important to the areas of Lochgelly, Ballingry, Crosshill, Lochore, Cardenden and Bowhill, that we have dedicated a whole section on the site (Have YOUR Say) to this issue.
Lochgelly has the opportunity to have a Supermarket and Petrol Station located at the Weathermac site at the bottom of Auchterderran Road, which will be of benefit to the communities of Lochgelly, Ballingry, Crosshill, Lochore, Cardenden and Bowhill. The alternative is a small store which will be in direct competition with local traders, built in a quiet residential area, which will only provide very limited benefits and more negatives for Lochgelly. The plans for the small store must be objected to, to give our local communities the opportunity to have a large supermarket and petrol station located much closer, and to the benefit, of the wider community.
- Have YOUR Say
- Campaign Overview
- Supermarket/Petrol Station @ WeatherMac
- Official Response from LCDF
- Opinion Survey
- Who Can I Contact
- Public Meetings
- Show Your Support
A planned supermarket to be sited at Weathermac was halted late 2009. The plan was put forward by Macdonald Estates and could bring up to 180 jobs to Lochgelly as well as providing a petrol station for the Lochgelly area. Permission was denied by Fife Council as the company had failed to provide the correct paperwork before the deadline, however, Council planner Mary Stewart stated “The developer can submit a new application when the transportation assessment and public consultation are completed”
Macdonald Estates did apply for a 3 month extension but this was denied as the application was outwith the 2 month period allowed.
Lochgelly Community Forum Chairperson – Eileen McKenna is quoted to say “We think it would have been better to give the developer the extra time required……We have be assisting in the consultation as we believe that it is important that as many people as possible in the community get the chance to give their view on the proposed supermarket.”
This was first reported by Fife Times on the 20th August 2009 (View Article:www.centralfifetimes.com/news/lochgelly/articles/2009/08/20/390937-supermarket-plan-hits-the-buffers/).
At Lochgelly.org.uk we believe this issue is still an ongoing concern and hope to get an update on the issue soon, but in the meantime, please vote on our poll (located on the right), or leave a comment below, and let us know what you think.