The area from WeatherMac (Auchterderran Road), down to the railway line is to be developed for housing and is included in the consultation being held online (link published at the end of the article). Consultation ends on the 20th July 2011. The area to be developed is detailed below and is marked on the Google Map further down the page.

Extract – Pages 74 – 75

Lochgelly North East (Overview)

  1. The backs and fronts of the existing houses at Sharp Grove and Morris Avenue are currently arranged in a confusing layout with frontage facing away from the streets and backs and fronts facing each other in some places. The new development should seek to create new public spaces and streets integrating the existing development with the new development which help to resolve some of the existing conflicts between fronts and back of houses.
  2. Development frontages along the perimeter of the site should face outwards towards the countryside. The eastern perimeter should not have a continuous built frontage but should allow pockets of greenspace to soften the visual impact of the development from the east.
  3. Development should sit back to back with the existing built edge and the railway
  4. Several vehicular and pedestrian accesses are shown on the diagram, one access must be taken from Stationhead Road and one should form a fourth arm from the junction at Auchterderran Road. The other access points are not fixed although a new vehicular access should be provided through to Morris Avenue to increase the permeability of this part of Lochgelly.
  5. A signalised or priority junction at Auchterderran Road should be investigated to improve the junction for pedestrians.
  6. The routes through the sites should be designed so that they are broken up into short lengths with distinctive spaces created along their route, this will help to reduce traffic speeds and enhance legibility.
  7. The core paths which run through the site must be retained although their routes can be altered slightly.
  8. The pedestrian routes to the convenience shop on Copper Ha’ Avenue (the purple rectangle) should be enhanced.
  9. An area of strategic greenspace (minimum 0.5 hectare must be provided. Two indicative locations are shown on the diagram; however the exact location of this greenspace is not fixed. Two green links are identified, one running north along the route of the core path, the other forming a green link to Morris Avenue. One equipped local play are must be provided on site.

Development within the middle pipeline consultation zone must comply with the guidance in section 3.4.3 (Admin Note: We will publish and link to the guidance shortly)


The map below has the basic areas marked concerning the proposed developments of Lochgelly, you can zoom in and out of the affected areas and view the map as a satellite view or as a normal map. Over the next few days we will add more details to the map.

View Changing Face of Lochgelly in a larger map



If you want to leave feedback to Fife Council and particpate in the public consultation you need to visit and register your details on FifeDirect: If you have any enquiries regarding the consultation you can contact Alison Wood on 08451 555 555 (extension) 442 668.

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One Comment

  1. Ellen S.

    July 12, 2011 at 7:42 am

    The rumours around Lochgelly are saying that the reason we didn’t get the Supermarket (which would’ve benefited the areas of Lochgelly, Cardenden and Ballingry) is that the Council already (secretly) had this area marked for housing, so much more profitable for the ‘powers that be’.
    In the meantime, looking at all these plans to turn Lochgelly into a gigantic housing estate, taking away and building over our ‘green’ areas, and leaving us with tiny ‘green’ spaces of 0.05 kilometres (I’ve been unable to find out what that size actually is, even trying an internet search.) So they’re taking away our large green areas, building over them with houses and giving us little plots here and there and trying to kid on they’re being environmentally sound. Sounds like a good deal for them and a bad deal for us.
    I’m not against the buiding of houses and a town growing outwards, but this is destruction by Fife Council, and its not a natural growth, its just turning the place into a huge housing estate with no real thought given to the people who live here now or in the future.
    The whole plan seems to have been done in an underhanded way, and in a way that it has been sort of set up as a ‘done deal’ with a minimum of consultation.


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